California's Cannabis Legalization: Where are we now?

Patrick Goggin on Kron

Currently, there are 6,756 active seller's permits issued for cannabis businesses in the state of California and each day more are added to the list.

For example in Benicia, with it's population of 28,000 residents, the city council just approved for the first time in the city's history, two retail shops and spots for manufacturing and growing cannabis.

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“Well, this is historic. We're going from 80 years of prohibition -- I would say it's amazing, it's doing incredibly well. That said, there are a lot of challenges they're facing," said cannabis attorney Patrick Goggin.

Goggin is an attorney who specializes in legal work surrounding cannabis. He says they're not taking in as much revenue as what was projected. 

He says the high taxes are hurting bringing everyone into the fold and he hopes legislation like AB286 can make a difference.