There are many businesses related to marijuana which may flourish as a result of the legalization of recreational marijuana. Even now, with local officials not really bothered by LA marijuana businesses, you don’t have to limit your use of marijuana only for medical reasons. There are actually various establishments in the city that offer cannabis-infused cuisine. It’s a legal gray area that will only last for the rest of 2017. Right now, it’s still a good idea to have a valid medical marijuana card so you can buy marijuana legally and above board.
These establishments aren’t offering your usual brownies and chocolate bars that cost $20. You have prosciutto, burrata, and fava beans, with olive oil with the slightest hint of marijuana. There’s black cod with squid ink salsa verde. You can enjoy short rib filanese with risotto. It’s also a pleasure to taste the Japanese sweet potato gnocchi with loquat jam and goat butter.
In California, voters chose to decriminalize medical marijuana back in 1996. It was, in fact, the first state to do so. Following this vote, numerous dispensaries, manufacturers, and marijuana cultivators operated in Los Angeles under this rather vague law. Local officials didn’t really do anything to regulate these operators.
In 2007, things changed when all new marijuana enterprises were blocked by an ordinance passed by the LA city council. That was a major mess, legally speaking. Even as marijuana shops grew in number, the city faced various lawsuits against the ordinance.
This led to proposition D in 2013. This particular measure provided limited immunity to just 135 medical marijuana dispensaries. It’s still a vague measure, because there were no licensing guidelines at all. READ MORE