The future of Tulare County's largest medical marijuana dispensary is uncertain – Visalia Times-Delta


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A “sorry we’re closed” sign will be posted on Goshen’s CannaCanHelp Inc.’s door. 

Tulare County’s medical marijuana dispensary owner learned late last week that the state license had been canceled, a month before it was set to expire.

Tammy Murray, who has owned CannaCanHelp for nearly a decade, has been in talks with the Bureau of Cannabis Control all week, she said. 

On Thursday, Murray made the decision to temporarily close her doors. 

“My customers are not recreational users,” Murray said. “They actually depend on cannabis as a medication and the state is not recognizing that. This was incredibly haphazard to do this.”

According to BCC’s website, the dispensary’s temporary license status is canceled. There is no reason listed for the cancellation.  

Alex Traverso, BCC’s assistant chief of communications, didn’t respond to Visalia-Times Delta’s request for comment. 

Murray said her license was canceled for “no apparent reason.” She informed patients that the business has paid for its provisional license — about $8,000. In order to get a provisional license, the business must have had a temporary license through the state. 

The business is waiting to get approval for its provisional license, which Murray hopes to get by next week. Vendors can’t sell to a dispensary with an invalid license.

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Canna’s future 

Prior to the temporary license being canceled, Murray was in the process of selling the building.

She hopes the licensing issues won’t impact future plans. 

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