Ukiah is one of the “highest” cities in California, not for its elevation of 633 feet, but its pot-to-population ratio: a staggering 3.06.
The ratio represents the number of temporary retailer licenses issued to sell cannabis per 10,000 people. Ukiah, a town of 16,314 people and the Mendocino County seat, has the fourth-highest pot shop ratio in California.
Ukiah trails only Shasta Lake (5.78), Desert Hot Springs (3.78) and Cathedral City (3.67) in the ratio of pot shops open for business in the booming marijuana industry.
The number should come as no surprise to those familiar with Ukiah, the city is located directly in the largest cannabis-producing region in the country, known as the Emerald Triangle, which is made up of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties.
The rankings are based off the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s data as of April 8. The top ten list does not account for cities with fewer than 10,000 residents or fewer than four retailer licenses. The list includes brick-and-mortar stores and excludes licenses for marijuana delivery services.