Rush for Cannabis Business Permits Overwhelms Oakland

Rush for Cannabis Business Permits Overwhelms Oakland

Oakland is now planning to spend an additional $307,000 to hire more staff for just this reason.

March 28, 2018

The number of entrepreneurs trying to start a cannabis business in Oakland has overwhelmed the city staffers who are in charge of evaluating and doling out permits, according to a recent city report. To accommodate the industry's dramatic growth, Oakland is now planning to spend an additional $307,000 to hire more staff members in order to process the flood of business applications.

The growing pains are good news for Oakland, which is hoping to remain a hub in California's multibillion-dollar cannabis industry.

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