“California is not alone when it comes to the presence of these protests”
In light of the recent protests over the murders of George Floyd, Breyonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, two out of the three different regulatory agencies in California temporarily removed their online databases so that dispensaries will be less easy to find for looters during protests.
A Call To Action
According to a letter addressed to the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), along with the Department of Food and Agriculture, made the decision to remove these listings. The letter made it a point to highlight that the cannabis industry stands for overcoming social injustices, but still cannot stand for looting and vandalism.
“While we are unified as an industry, a state, and a nation in overcoming social injustices through peaceful civil unrest, CCIA has learned that dozens of cannabis businesses across the state have been subjected to vandalism, looting and even violence over the past few days, the letter reads. “Some of the attacks appear to be well-coordinated break-ins taking advantage of the civil protests and unrest that are occurring in many cities across the country.
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