Landlords Will Be Assessed Penalties for Providing Space to Illegal Shops
LOS ANGELES, California – (February 6, 2020) – A new law (AB 2094) proposed by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) would increase fines up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per violation for landlords who knowingly provide space to cannabis dispensary shops operating without proper licensing from the state, county and/or city.
“As the Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, I am concerned about the prevalence of the illicit cannabis market,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer. “The voters and the Legislature have spent time and careful consideration in drafting regulations that ensure the health and safety of Californians. Law-abiding businesses have spent time and resources to become compliant with cannabis regulations yet are struggling to compete with the illegal market because they can offer a cheaper product to consumers. This measure is crucial to helping the legal cannabis market grow in California and rewarding businesses that play by the rules.”