Even though recreational cannabis was legalized in California this year, much of Northern California remains a pot desert while local governments try to figure out which marijuana laws are the best for them. One place that is far from a pot desert? Shasta Lake.
The cannabis publication Herb published a list of the most pot shops per capita in California. One would assume that the marijuana enthusiastic communities like Humboldt County might take the lead on this list, but it was actually Shasta Lake who earned the top spot in the state.
Shasta Lake has six pot shops in its town of 10,000 people, making it by far the most pot shops per capita in the state. The next highest town was Desert Hot Springs with 3.78 pot shops per 10,000 residents.
The high number of pot shops in Shasta Lake can be warranted by the pot laws of the towns immediately surrounding the lake town. Nearby Redding is still hashing out (no pun intended) its marijuana laws and still does not have a single pot shop.
Other towns in Northern California on the list include Ukiah (#4), Vallejo (#7) and Eureka (#10).