(This is the first installment of a new regular column delving into the widely varied and complicated issues surrounding California’s immense cannabis market from the vantage point of Marijuana Business Daily Senior Reporter John Schroyer. Based in Sacramento, he’s been writing about the cannabis industry since joining MJBizDaily in 2014.)
Anyone who’s actively involved in the California marijuana space can tell you the one overriding theme of 2018 thus far has been confusion.
There are far more questions than answers at nearly every level of the supply chain – from growers to retailers to ancillary businesses and everyone in between.
Annual permits and regulatory confusion
One of the major regulatory issues that will hit every licensed company in the California supply chain will be when the state’s Metrc traceability program is implemented. And that will be triggered by the issuance