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'Permit Patty' resigns from her medical cannabis company after viral backlash

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 20:08:58-04

(KGTV) - After the backlash of a viral video showing her reportedly calling the police on a girl selling bottles of water in San Francisco, "Permit Patty" has stepped down from her cannabis product company.

Allison Ettel, CEO of Treatwell Health, has stepped down from her role, her company announced in a press release Tuesday.

“Alison Ettel ... has resigned, effective immediately. This decision, while not an easy one, is in the best interest of their patients," the company statement read in part, according to KRON. "It is Ms. Ettel’s belief that TreatWell, its employees, and patients should not have to suffer because of a situation that occurred in an escalated moment. And she regrets her part and is remorseful."

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Treatwell Health's spokesperson added, "a terrible mistake was made that affected a young girl and her family."

Over the weekend, video surfaced showing Ettel reportedly calling the cops on an 8-year-old girl selling bottle water near AT&T Park.

The video quickly went viral and sparked outrage, dubbing Ettel as "Permit Patty" and prompting multiple companies to cut ties with Treatwell. Yelp reviewers also flooded the business' page with negative reviews.

Ettel has since claimed she didn't actually call the police and that her actions were not motivated by any racist intent. She says she regrets her actions in the video.