California activated its recreational adult-use cannabis program on January 1, 2018, and with it being the nation’s most populous and prosperous state, expectations were “high.” (Get it? “High,” like when you use cannabis, is the joke, see? This is gonna be a great column.) The state was positioned to prosper greatly, and everything was going to be amazing.
So let’s check in on how the Golden State has been faring with its recreational rollout. Surely state regulators had closely examined the foibles and follies of other states that had embarked on similar legalization plans, which would allow them to make wise policy choices? >>>