California Cannabis Retailers Want Gavin Newsom To Punish Weedmaps With Fines

Weedmaps has traditionally hosted both licensed and non-licensed businesses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom should use all the legal muscle at his disposal to crack down on Weedmaps, the Irvine-based website that helps people find medical and recreational marijuana, according to a letter sent to the governor by a cannabis industry trade group.

Weedmaps, which is used by both licensed and non-licensed cannabis businesses, recently announced efforts to prevent non-licensed businesses from advertising on the site by requiring a license number.

According to a company statement released Wednesday, Weedmaps has now implemented that policy “and is beginning to notify existing California-based advertisers that they must enter their state license number on their account.”

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