Just when it seemed California legal weed had reached peak annoyance with Weedmaps for its insistence on working with unlicensed pot shops, the vape panic hit. It’s cool though; they have a plan to remove unlicensed shops.
California has given the company until year’s end to get all unlicensed operators off of the app.
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- The company’s app will soon include a new user interface that will highlight license information. Also on deck are plans to develop online education resources. “While these policy changes will only have a symbolic impact on the size of California’s unlicensed market without more licensing opportunities and other large listing platforms following suit, we want to continue to lead by example,” said CEO Chris Beals.
- The company says it will also support companies pursuing equity licenses.
- “At this point, there hasn’t been any additional conversation about fines,” BCC spokesman Alex Traverso said when asked about the agency’s approach to Weedmaps. He added that “all options are on the table,”if the company misses its year-end deadline.