First Recreational Marijuana Stores Open in California

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Tourist Laura Torgerson, visiting from Arizona, smells cannabis buds at the Green Pearl Organics dispensary on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in California, January 1, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs, California. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Early Monday morning, crowds lined up outside of cannabis businesses across the state to ring in the new year with legal purchases of recreational marijuana. We'll check in with the San Francisco Chronicle's Cannabis Editor David Downs to see how the state's new era of commercial pot sales is going so far. And we want to hear from you: What questions do you have about California's new recreational marijuana industry?


David Downs, cannabis editor, San Francisco Chronicle; author, "The Medical Marijuana Guidebook: America's First How-To Guide for Patients and Caregivers"