Los Angeles issues first licenses for cannabis sales

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A medical marijuana dispensary and recreational retail store in Los Angeles have received temporary licenses from the city to sell cannabis.

Mother Nature’s Remedy Caregivers in Woodland Hills and WHTC in Studio City received L.A.s’ first MMJ and adult-use permits, LA Weekly reported.

The two facilities now need approval only from state regulators to begin sales.

California began handing out temporary licenses in mid-December in advance of the Jan. 1 launch of the state’s newly regulated cannabis market.

But Los Angeles was among the municipalities statewide that did not allow sales to begin on New Year’s Day.

L.A. regulators, who said the licensing process isn’t “going to happen overnight,” didn’t begin accepting applications until Jan. 3.