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Cannabis Retail Gains Momentum in Orange County

If the November election was an indicator, 2021 could mark a turning point for cannabis sales in Orange County, California.  Measures in three cities—Costa Mesa, La Habra, and Laguna Woods—proposing various iterations of authorizing, regulating, and taxing cannabis sales, received passing votes.  Meanwhile, Stanton is reviewing applications vying for the four retail licenses voters authorized last year. In Fullerton, city council is preparing to review a proposed ordinance to allow cannabis retail within the city. And in Anaheim, which voted down a similar ordinance in June, Councilmember Jose Moreno said the recent election could be a game-changer.  “To my knowledge, no formal request has been made to revisit [it],” Moreno told The Epoch Times. “But given the election outcome, I expect it to come back.” Right now, Santa Ana is the only city in Orange County where you can legally purchase cannabis. But a trend in favor of cannabis sales …