California Cannabis Officials Pushing For More Pot Policy Policing

  • While California has seen a number of legal pot shops open for business since the new law took effect, they have still struggled to keep pace with the unregulated market that operated in the Golden State for decades before prohibition finally ended.
  • The United Cannabis Business Association, which represents licensed marijuana dispensaries in the state, has urged California Gov. Gavin Newsom to ramp up the pressure on those illicit dispensaries by more stringently enforcing a bill passed and signed into last year that allows the state to impose $30,000 a day fines against unlicensed dealers.
  • It’s been a similar story north of the border, where Canada’s legal weed market has also lagged behind the unregulated market.

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