The North Bay city of Vallejo has joined California’s adult-use cannabis industry, adding to the relatively few jurisdictions where adults 21 and older can buy the botanical over-the-counter. About 300 stores across California now have state license to sell cannabis to adults 21 and over.
Here is an updated map of licensed California store locations:
Though voters approved legalization Proposition 64 by a margin of 54 to 46, fewer than ten percent of cities and counties allow cannabis to be sold legally in a store. For example, Marin County voted 70 percent in favor of Prop 64 but lacks a single retailer.
Medical dispensares who want to sell recreational cannabis need both local and state approvals, and while the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control is rapidly approving license applications, cities and counties remain the bottleneck.
The cities that do allow cannabis commerce are seeing record-breaking sales and marijuana tax revenue at their licensed stores, owners report. A look at our map shows concentrations of shops first in San Diego and Santa Cruz, followed by Oakland, San Jose, Palm Springs, San Francisco, West Hollywood, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and beyond.
On Feb. 28, the North Bay city of Vallejo moved to allow its medical retailers to sell adult-use cannabis — a sign that more hesitant cities are willing to join the multi-billion dollar industry.
The newly recreational Vallejo dispensaries include:
- Better Health Group, 3611 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA 94590
- Homegrown Holistic Collective Inc., 3201 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA 94590
- Vallejo Relief Center, 1804 Capitol St, Vallejo, CA 94590
- Highway 29 Healthcare, 3737 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA 94589
- Life Enhancement Services, 1966 Broadway St, Vallejo, CA 94589
- 3Pg – perfect Plants Patient’s Group, 1988 Broadway St, Vallejo, CA 94589
Ready to splurge? Try the Emerald Cup-winning strain Mimosa at Better Health Group. Or just bargain hunt among Better Health’s eighth-ounces at $30.
Vallejo Relief Center is a bastion of bargains with no eighth-ounce higher than $40 and lots of $20 eighths. That should soothe a few critics of legalization’s steep price hikes, which come from a new 15% state excise tax on marijuana, plus local excise taxes, plus local and state sales tax.
Brush up on California’s laws; what to bring to a store; what to buy; what stuff costs and learn why so few stores are open.