Recreational Marijuana Goes on Sale in San Diego as 2018 Begins

The interior of the Torrey Holistics dispensary in Sorrento Valley. Courtesy of the company

Beginning New Year’s Day, some marijuana dispensaries in California that acquired a state permit will be able to sell the drug for recreational use.

This follows voter-approval of a 2016 state proposition that decriminalized the drug and the subsequent drafting of state and local regulations regarding its sale.

It’s estimated that between eight and 10 dispensaries in San Diego will sell marijuana for recreational use at the outset, with double that number having applied for a permit.

The first to get a permit locally and statewide was Torrey Holistics, located at 10671 Roselle Street in an industrial area between Interstates 5 and 805 in Sorrento Valley.

The dispensary opened for business at 7 a.m. on Monday and tweeted the following welcome to customers:

We are open for business. Come help us get the #party started! #Happy2018 #prohibitionisover #thenewnormal pic.twitter.com/M3kvHg6HYd

— Torrey Holistics (@torreyholistics) January 1, 2018