Ukranian businessman Andrey Kukushkin was on his way to dominating Sacramento weed before his indictment last month for being part of an infamous campaign-finance conspiracy. The revelations surrounding Kukushkin’s ascent to the top of Sactown weed were alarming enough that the city has begun to consider installing someone outside of its Office of Cannabis Management to oversee the cannabis managers.
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- “Placing such a position within our office would also allow my office to develop additional expertise within the cannabis industry and continuously evaluate the activities of our city and the operators to identify opportunities to strengthen controls, reduce risk and improve our business practices,” said Sacramento Auditor Jorge Oseguera.
- Mayor Darrell Steinberg threw his support behind this idea, as well as the Cannabis Opportunity and Reinvestment and Equity’s proposal to raise the city’s total dispensary permit limit from 30 to 35.