Los Angeles races to get ready to be biggest legal marijuana market in world
With about 10 million people in Los Angeles County, the market potentially eclipses entire states like Colorado and Washington
A budtender weighs out marijuana for a customers on April 15, 2017, at ShowGrow, a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel, Associated Press)
With the cannabis industry set to be legalized in California at the start of next year, the pressure is on for Los Angeles, as some anticipate that the city will be among the hottest marijuana markets in the country, if not the world.
“It’s the California gold rush again – it’s the ‘Green Rush,’” said Greg Meguerian, owner of The Reefinery medical marijuana dispensary in Van Nuys. “The world’s paying attention, and at the end of the day, this is Los Angeles. It’s going to be the largest market in the world … it’s going to be huge.”
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