The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has organized the workshops
An hour after the start of Friday’s workshop on how to get a state license to run a cannabis business, some 200 people were still queued up in the parking lot of the Riverside County Administrative Offices trying to get inside.
County staff scrambled to set up portable speakers so the crowd on the sidewalk could hear the presentation from California’s “pot czar” Lori Ajax and other cannabis industry regulators. Meanwhile, county spokesman Ray Smith walked the line with a bullhorn, telling would-be business folk who’d driven from as far as the Central Valley that the session would be repeated three times and everyone would get a chance to squeeze into the 330-seat boardroom.
“If we knew that we’d have this many people, we would have rented the convention center,” Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said.
Safe to say, interest in getting a piece of California’s emerging legal cannabis industry is high.
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