California cannabis dispensaries are having blow-out sales in preparation for new state regulations that take effect July 1. The retailers are clearing their shelves of items that do not comply with testing, labeling, packaging, and other requirements. Businesses must destroy any product not in compliance with Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulations remaining on Sunday. Some shops are already offering discounts as steep as 75 percent on some items.
Cathy Bliss is the marketing director for Mankind Cooperative, a medicinal and recreational dispensary in San Diego. She told High Times that her store has a sale display to clear out non-compliant product. Markdowns started at 35 percent off, and prices will go lower as July 1 approaches. Bliss said that most of the sale merchandise does not comply with new packaging rules. Regulations that are going into effect require child-proof, opaque, and tamper-evident packages. She said that the dispensary identified product to liquidate and began sales early. Plenty of good deals remain, but some of the most popular items have disappeared.
“We knew the regulations would be changing, so we did have some sales on some amazing product for quite awhile, that we’ve now already sold out of.”
Bliss also said that