After a few long years of legal cannabis licensing issues in Chula Vista, a process that was held up by a handful of lawsuits and other bureaucratic woes, finally, stores have begun trickling open in the past year or so. That means that, for the first time in history, Chula Vista residents have access to legal cannabis.
The first locations opened were Grasshopper, which was formerly a delivery service, and satellite locations of March & Ash, which also operates storefronts elsewhere in San Diego and Imperial counties. The latest dispensary to open in Chula Vista, in early May, is California Holistics, part of a mini-chain that also includes the popular Sorrento Valley shop Torrey Holistics and Mammoth Holistics.
Torrey Holistics has long been known as the medical cannabis go-to for San Diego County residents. It first opened its doors in 2015 when Prop 215 was the law of the land. In 2017, it became the state’s first dispensary to obtain an adult-use license once Prop 64 was approved, making it also the first dispensary in the county to offer recreational sales once it went into effect the following year.
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