By Nina Zdinjak, Benzinga on March 10, 2023
After 14 Years In Prison For Licensed Medical Marijuana Shop, Californian Finally Released.
When medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996, not everything was made perfectly clear and regulated for those operating in the industry. One of them is Luke Scarmazzo, who with his business partner Ricardo Montes opened the first licensed medical cannabis shop in the Central Valley.
“It was an uncertainty, it was an unknown,” Scarmazzo told CBS. “It was something that hadn’t been done before so there were a lot of what-ifs. We knew we would get some pushback because the Central Valley tends to be more conservative but we couldn’t imagine what ended up happening.”
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