Cannabis in California


By Kelly Ross

On November 8, California voters approved Proposition 64, the controversial state initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The measure will impose a 15% sales tax on the substance and allow individuals who are ages 21 and older to use, possess, grow, and transport small amounts of marijuana for non-medical use.

Californians are free to grow and possess marijuana immediately under the proposition. Non-medical consumers will not have a place to buy their cannabis legally until businesses are issued licenses to sell from the state. California has until January 1, 2018 to start this process.

California is already home to a number of medical marijuana dispensaries, many of which happen to be union. So when the implementation of Prop 64 is complete, you can get high legally and ethically and support good jobs when you buy from any one of the union dispensaries listed below.

Until then, feel free to frequent any of these union dispensaries, as long as you have your medical card.

California Caregivers Alliance
California Patient Alliance
Green Faith Farmacy
Higher Path
Mary Jane’s Collective
Melrose Herbal Collective
Sunset Herbal Corner
Venice Beach Care Center

For a full list of union dispensaries check out our website at

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