California still has cities and counties without access to recreational cannabis. Especially since January 10th, those counties might not have access to medical cannabis either. Under a grace period, unlicensed medical co-ops continued business as usual; providing medical grade cannabis to patients across California. January 9th was the last day that they can legally operate in the state of California. This is according to a statement released by the Bureau of Cannabis Control.
Enforcement of this new decree now falls on local law enforcement. There is a chance that they could turn a blind eye, but the BCC has also issued more than a thousand temporary permits according to Marijuana Business Daily. Limited licenses and the high fee associated with acquiring one could cause some of these unlicensed medical co-ops to turn to the black market, or shut down completely.