Marijuana is booming in California, and there is money to be made. If you want to get in on the act, you need a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations that apply.
Because California only legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, lawmakers are still trying to perfect the laws that govern it. As one of the first states to push ahead with legalization, they have few examples to follow, so there is an element of trial and error. What that means for you is that you need to keep abreast of the changes. If you rely on out-of-date information, you and your business could pay the consequences.
QR codes help you prove you are legal
One new regulation requires you and anyone distributing or delivering your product to display QR codes. It will allow members of the public to verify you are legitimate.
The California Department of Cannabis Control also merged three sets of regulations into one and made a few adjustments as it did so.
Rules changes are not necessarily bad news
One positive is the recent decision by San Franciso authorities to suspend the cannabis business tax that was due to apply from the start of 2022. They have put it off until the end of 2022 to give those trying to sell cannabis legally a better chance to compete with the considerable illegal market that still exists.
Starting any business requires awareness of various local, state and federal laws. Starting one in the marijuana industry needs even more legal knowledge. Getting help to ensure you understand all the requirements and keep up to date with changes increases the chance that your business will achieve the success you desire.