Recreational marijuana sales will begin in Long Beach on Friday

Four cannabis dispensaries in Long Beach can start selling recreational marijuana on Friday, Aug. 31, according to the city’s cannabis program manager.

The program manager, Ajay Kolluri, said the dispensaries passed their final inspections on Thursday, Aug. 30. The newly licensed facilities are:

Adam Hijazi is the general manager for both the The Long Beach Green Room and The Station. He said he is “extremely happy” about the news.

“For us, one of the biggest things is not being able to — is having to turn people away,” Hijazi said. “So many people are not renewing their (doctor recommendations) because they think Prop. 64 applies everywhere.”

Because of that, he said the gap between when voters approved recreational marijuana and when businesses would be legally permitted to actually sell it has hurt business.


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