The two of us got audited and right into trouble

Every once in a while, a state auditor will come to the marijuana dispensary to make sure that every one of us are following all of the rules, but as the owner of the marijuana dispensary, I get a detailed report on the findings of the auditor; The auditor is kind of appreciate a secret shopper, because every one of us never assume when they are going to appear.

  • They do not have to provide us a heads up and they do not have to supply us with any information while they are there, however it is completely and totally 100% anonymous.

I received a report from the auditor and there was a substantial orange flag. The auditor mentioned that our home brand of concentrate was packaged inrespectfully according to the state guidelines. The auditor mentioned the exact subsection from the guidelines. I immediately contacted our lawyer. I have a lawyer that specializes in cannabis law. The man knows everything there is to assume about cannabis, the state, and the federal laws. I told the lawyer exactly what the auditor had to say… She looked at the packaging for the cannabis concentrate. There is a small subsection in the law that states the packages cannot have any brightly colored writing. Apparently the auditor took offense to the red lettering on the package. The auditor claimed that it was against the cannabis laws and every one of us had to change our packaging and get rid of everything that was inrespectfully labeled according to the government agency representative. The two of us undoubtedly lost $10,000 because of the packaging error. I hired an advertising consultant after that debacle.

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