The state of California is facing cannabis problems with the need to destroy over $350 million worth of marijuana worth of marijuana products.
With California legalizing recreational cannabis sales in the beginning of the year, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control gave dispensaries six-months before they needed to conform to stricter regulations on cannabis. The six-month has passed this month on the 1st, and now retailers have to destroy all of their cannabis products that don't meet new regulatory guidelines.
Dispensaries will be responsible for destroying their products.
The United Cannabis Business Association sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown to state that there aren't enough cannabis testing facilities in the state to handle the quantity of marijuana. There are 31 licensed cannabis testing facilities and 400 licenses dispensaries in the state.
The regulations for retail cannabis include child-resistant packaging, THC-limits for edible and mandatory testing of contaminats.
Businesses that didn't prepare for the big shift in regulations could end up going out of business. Cannabis companies that survive will be able to supply cannabis consumers with regulated cannabis products.
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