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A number of unlicensed dispensaries, shops and other Cannabis companies are shut down on a regular basis by authorities in California. Although the state legalized marijuana for recreational purposes starting January 1, illegal pot operations have been shut down by state police. Of these shutdowns, approximately 35 individuals have been arrested during eight police raids.

At Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) we know very well that these raids and arrests could have easily been avoided. Simply studying the new local regulations and licensing  process could have saved these establishments and brought their company or service into regulatory compliance. Illegal operations have recently also made a surprising enemy; Los Angeles Times explains this week how compliant, licensed marijuana sellers want the unlawful actors out of the market. Here it is also highlighted how legal establishment are financially hurt by illegal- and unserious competitors.

The problem is widespread; in the city of Los Angeles alone, there are an estimated 2-300 Cannabis businesses operating illegally in LA. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) has acknowledges this issue and mentions to the LA Times that these companies will receive citations in the near future. So far in 2018, only 100 businesses in Los Angeles have received proper marijuana licensing.

Why live with the uncertainty that your livelihood could be shut down and taken away from you? Often business leaders in the industry will complain about the long, complicated, costly, or bureaucratic process to achieve regulatory compliance. However true that may be, the truth is that most services will hire professionals to sort of the bureaucracy and licensing. Contact us today to hear more about our regulatory assistance which leads to full regulatory compliance for your cannabusiness.