Rules requiring special packaging and lab testing lead to fears of legal weed shortages.
About $350m worth of cannabis products could be destroyed as new regulations take effect on Sunday in California.
New rules stipulate that all cannabis products must be sold in child-resistant packaging, and must be lab-tested for potency and a variety of contaminants. Additionally, edibles will be limited to 100mg of THC per package, divided into 10mg servings.
The long-anticipated switch has prompted California dispensaries to sell non-compliant products at steep discounts. Amid the buyers’ market, dispensaries that overstocked the items are feeling the brunt of the rule change.