By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Rebecca Jefferis-Williamson
January 2, 2018 (San Diego)—Customers lined up before dawn at several of San Diego’s eight legal recreational marijuana shops that opened their doors January 1st. The city was among the first places in California to permit recreational cannabis sales under Prop 64, which voters approved in 2016 and which is now in effect.
ECM reporter Rebecca Jefferis-Williamson visited the Apothekare in Mission Valley on New Year’s Day. “No, I do not smoke, but I am a writer and always curious,” she posted on Facebook.
She found a line wrapped around the building outside and snaking through the dispensary’s interior as well. To gain access, customers had to be “buzzed” in through two areas with security guards.