Two people gained early access to the first-come, first-served third phase of Los Angeles licensing system. This unsettled the City Council enough to call for a suspension of licensing.
L.A. Council President Herb Wesson argued to Department of Cannabis Regulation Executive Cat Packer that the system designed for social equity has been “compromised.”
Los Angeles Times
- As well as shutting down licensing, Wesson has insisted upon refunds for the latest round of cannabis applicants, as well as an independent audit of the process, “unless there are other options like processing every application.”
- The city has granted approval to more than 300 cannabis suppliers and retailers. Four million residents, 50 million visitors. Yet, as few as 15 retail stores are set to open by the year’s start. How can anyone be mystified that the cheaper, more convenient illicit market thrives?
- Cat Packer’s own words on the run-up to “everything we’ve been waiting for.”