legal

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The legal cannabis industry is that which conforms to the laws and rules of cannabis regulations in California.

Cannabis in California has effectively been decriminalized, and a system was set up to allow the production and sale of cannabis as long as businesses participate in the regulatory scheme. To participate, businesses must go through a lengthy licensing process.

Licensed business who operate within the bounds of the law are called legal cannabis operations.

Many participants in California cannabis are not licensed, and therefore operating potentially illegally.