Almost 4% of California’s state marijuana business permits remain suspended weeks after regulators put more than 400 in limbo for not participating in mandatory track-and-trace system training.
The number of suspended permits has fallen – but remains sizable. As of Tuesday, 277 out of the 407 permits involved had not received reinstatement to “active” status, according to state licensing data.
Industry observers suggest California’s licensed marijuana supply chain likely won’t experience major fallout from the permit suspensions, because many of the cannabis companies involved weren’t currently operational or were canceled business ventures.Those remaining 277 are “a combination of businesses not in operation or not in the (track-and-trace) system,” a spokesperson for the Bureau of Cannabis Control wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily.
Or, if they are operational, marijuana businesses can get through the permit reinstatement process quickly, industry officials noted.
The ongoing suspensions include:
- 164 distributors (16 of which are transport-only)
- 28 retailers
- 41 delivery services
- 34 microbusinesses
- 8 manufacturers
- 2 cultivators
Published: November 22, 2019
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