First sales of recreational marijuana in Berkeley usher in ‘whole new era’

Joshua Jordan/Senior Staff
Mikki Norris, right, with her husband Chris Conrad are longtime marijuana advocates, and were the first to buy recreational marijuana in Berkeley at 6 a.m. on Jan. 1.

In a city with a history of advocacy for marijuana legalization and decriminalization, the pre-dawn ribbon-cutting ceremony at Berkeley Patients Group was a victory celebration of what has been decades of activism and lobbying efforts by many in the community.
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