California Cannabis Regulators Struggle with Job, Audit Shows
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California Cannabis Regulators Struggle with Job, Audit Shows

The Bureau of Cannabis Control is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy for the state's cannabis economy.

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July 18, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The agency overseeing California’s legal marijuana market has been overmatched by the job and is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy for the nation’s largest cannabis economy, an audit found.

About two-thirds of the 219 staff positions authorized for the Bureau of Cannabis Control remain unfilled, according to an audit by the state Finance Department. A shortage of staff in the enforcement unit is hindering the agency’s ability to conduct investigations.

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