One of the unsuccessful applicants for one of the six highly coveted Pasadena cannabis licenses, 420 College Inc., is claiming that the City’s cannabis program could force people to sell cannabis illegally.
According to CEO and founder George Boyadjian, Pasadena has failed to create a pathway into the legalized industry for people who have been selling cannabis for years and instead created a process that only millionaires could compete in.
“I don’t think there’s anyone that wakes up in the morning saying, ‘Gee, you know, I want to go and break as many laws as I possibly can,’” Boyadjian said. “I don’t think there’s anyone out there like that. These folks are forced to do what they do because the City of Pasadena does not provide them with a pathway of switching over, including myself.”
Boyadjian will hold a seminar on Saturday at 420 College Office, 3500 E. Colorado Blvd., designed to teach people how to start up a cannabis business in California.
Critics claim that minorities that were arrested for selling marijuana are now being aced out as cannabis becomes a billion-dollar legal industry across the nation.
Published: January 10, 2020
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