California’s Chief Pot Regulator Predicts Tough Years Ahead

It’s going to take some time before state regulators can get a handle on the problems affecting the legal marijuana industry. That’s according to the state’s head cannabis regulator, Lori Ajax, who spoke to an industry forum last week.

“It’s pretty tough just even for the regulators right now,” Ajax said. “These challenges just keep coming at us and to the industry.”

Ajax predicted those problems would persist “for the next couple of years.”

Those comments from the head of the Bureau of Cannabis Control come on the heels of mass industry layoffs, a robust black market, a vaping crisis that has damaged sales, and frustration over regulation, taxes and fees, and the state’s patchwork of local cannabis laws.

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