Los Angeles marijuana industry regulators have given at least 57 companies a new lifeline, only days after saying the licensed businesses in question won’t be allowed to conduct any commercial cannabis activity after New Year’s Eve.

In an email sent this week by the L.A. Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) to at least 57 license holders whose permits will expire at midnight PT on Dec. 31, the agency wrote that it “will not proactively report the expired status of any licenses to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) or state agencies, or participate in an enforcement action related to the expiration of the license against any applicants/licensees until March 1.”

Before the DCR’s email notice this week, at least 57 marijuana business licenses in L.A. were slated to expire at midnight PT on Dec. 31, and the DCR’s position as of Monday was that all those companies would have to cease operations until they reapplied for local and state business permits.

Source: MJ BIZ

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