Dispensaries slash prices on non-compliant marijuana

Have until July 1 to sell
Posted at 7:48 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 09:21:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Dispensaries across California will have sales and low prices through the weekend as a transitional period comes to an end. 

The industry had a six-month timeframe from January 1, when the state legalized cannabis, to bring products up to testing, packaging and ingredient standards compliance. They could continue to sell anything that did not meet the requirements until June 30 - which is this Saturday. 

Beginning on July 1, retailers may only sell products that meet all statutory and regulatory requirements. Any leftovers that do not meet requirements must be destroyed in accordance with the rules pertaining to destruction. Transition period requirements include: 

  • Laboratory testing 
  • Packaging and labeling
  • THC limits for edible cannabis products
  • THC limits for non-edible cannabis products
  • Ingredients and appearance of cannabis products 

Full requirements can be read here.

One Mission Valley store told 10News they still have more than $50,000 worth of products that they're trying to sell by Saturday.

"More information is always better for the consumer," said Ozvaeldo Rodriguez with San Diego Recreational Cannabis. "They know what they're getting. They know where it's being tested at. They know that it's child proof and tamper proof."  

Rodriguez says it's good for vendors as well. 

"It really preserves the quality and the freshness of all of the products," he said. "Not just the flower, the oils and the vaporizers."

10News Reporter Jennifer Delacruz shares their story tonight on 10News at 11 p.m.