San Francisco Gridlocked Over Where to Allow Recreational Pot Dispensaries

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Customers buy marijuana products at the Perennial Holistic Wellness Center which is a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California on March 24, 2017. (Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Time is running out for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to reach an agreement on marijuana dispensaries, as the sale and purchase of recreational cannabis becomes legal on January 1. While 74 percent of the city's voters last year backed legalizing recreational use of the drug, some city residents want to limit where pot stores can be placed, keeping them 1,000 feet from schools or daycare centers. Still other neighborhoods want the right to ban dispensaries altogether. We’ll get the latest on where and how recreational marijuana will be sold in San Francisco after the new year.

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