The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) recently launched a data visualization tool to help consumers identify licensed cannabis product retailers.
The technology would also inform business owners about which cities and counties are licensing cannabis businesses while supporting ongoing conversations regarding access to the state’s safe and legal cannabis market.
“This data helps Californians understand the work ahead of us to deliver on the promise of cannabis legalization, including supporting access to a safe, legal, and fair cannabis market across the state and fighting the market illicit and unregulated,” DCC Director Nicole Elliott said. .
The data tool is accessible via the DCC website.
The offering represents the initial release of the data tool. It is intended to be updated on an ongoing basis, and feedback from stakeholders regarding improved functionality, layout, and resources is encouraged.
The DCC noted that collaboration with the California Office of Digital Innovation produced a map detailing 44% of cities and counties that allow licensing of at least one type of cannabis business, and 56% of cities and counties prohibit licensing of all types of cannabis businesses.
Additionally, the agency said more cities and counties are banning licensing of any form of cannabis retail.