‘Permit Patty’ Resigns From Cannabis Firm Amid Backlash From Fellow Entrepreneurs

‘Permit Patty’ Resigns From Cannabis Firm Amid Backlash From Fellow Entrepreneurs

Several Bay Area marijuana dispensaries said they will no longer carry TreatWell Health products.

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Almost as soon as Alison Ettel’s colleagues in the Bay Area cannabis industry recognized her as “#PermitPatty,” they began purging her products from their shelves.

Several Bay Area marijuana dispensaries said they will no longer carry TreatWell Health products after Ettel, the company’s founder, was outed as the notorious white San Francisco woman caught on a viral video supposedly calling police on an 8-year-old African American girl for selling water without a permit.

TreatWell spokeswoman Cynthia Gonzalez said Tuesday Ettel had resigned from the company. "It is Ms. Ettel's belief that TreatWell, its employees and patients should not have to suffer because of a situation that occurred in an escalated moment," Gonzalez said.

Ettel's resignation followed days of criticism from former TreatWell customers.

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