The Common Response From City Officials Is That Anyone Who Wants Marijuana Can Just Grow It Themselves, But Anyone Not Seeking To Try Their Hand At Amateur Botany Or Looking For Any Of The Various Non-smokeable Cannabis Products Will Probably Have To Drive To The Bay Area Or Southern California.

Proposition 64 allows anyone over 21 to buy up to an ounce of marijuana from a licensed dispensary. Most Valley cities only allow what the state law requires them to allow: The personal-use cultivation of up to six cannabis plants inside a private residence. Commercial cultivation, dispensaries and delivery services are typically prohibited in the region. Proposition 64 establishes one ounce of marijuana, or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates, as the legal limit for recreational pot possession for adults over the age of 21. It’s becoming clear that any Valley resident looking to legally buy pot on Jan. 1 will have to leave the region to do so. The common response from city officials is that anyone who wants marijuana can just grow it themselves, but anyone not seeking to try their hand at amateur botany or looking for any of the various non-smokeable cannabis products will probably have to drive to the Bay Area or Southern California. Coalinga, the small Fresno County town that embraced marijuana more than a year ago, may be the first to open a recreational dispensary. Its voters approved one in November, but city officials say it won’t be ready by Jan. 1.

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