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San Francisco finalizes regs for recreational marijuana, but not in time for Jan. 1 sales debut

SAN FRANCISCO (Cannabist) — San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Lee signed the rules that retailers and growers need to get state permits.

The regulations were surprisingly tough for San Francisco to settle on, so the city will not be ready for recreational cannabis sales on New Year’s Day when adults can legally use it throughout California.