Illinois regulators say they are investigating apparent violations of a rule which aims to prevent marijuana shops across the country from stockpiling weeds from a single grower and reminding retailers that they are bound. According to the law many product keep available for medical patients.
Just over a week after the start of the state's recreational pot sales on 1 January, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation sent a letter to Friday's dispensers stating that they were aware of breaches and investigating whether there were more than 40 t % of product from one grower. The law is aimed at preventing pot growers from entering into exclusive agreements with specific stores and ensuring that each shop has a variety of products from different sources.
The warning arises because some dispensaries struggling with the pervasive supply deficit said they were concerned that some companies with their dispensary and exploited sites may wish to control the market by limiting the product. are available for competitors. A chief sponsor of the marijuana law in Illinois said that potty firms were bringing these issues to the Illinois Attorney General's office, which investigates resistance issues.
“We need to make sure that everyone has access to a product,” said the state of Sen. Heather Steans, Chicago Democrat.
While the letter was intended to put the shops on the notice but they had to correct any cuts, they could pay fines and penalties of up to $ 20,000 if the case continues.
“The department is currently exploring the scope and extent of these potential breaches,” wrote Bret Bender, deputy director of the state agency's cannabis control division. “In addition, many dispensaries, including cannabis medicinal products, reported a shortage of cannabis products.” T
Of particular concern is the acknowledgment that the medical supply has been exhausted as the onus is on the law to pay for the storage of pot products for these patients.
Toi Hutchinson, senior consultant to Gov J.B. Pritzker on the control of cannabis, give the names of the dispensary referred to in the letter. She noted that the administration will continue to look at the young marijuana industry and track it as it develops.
“We were serious when we said that we put patient safeguards into law and that we would use all the tools to find out what was happening and wanted to help with the system,” said Hutchinson, a former state senator who did co-sponsorship of Law.