Weedmaps attracts regulator scrutiny in California

It’s a website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few taps on a cellphone, customers can find virtually any type of cannabis product, along with the fastest route to the place selling it and ratings by other consumers.

LOS ANGELES — Weedmaps is a go-to website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few taps on a cellphone, customers can find virtually any type of cannabis product, along with the fastest route to the place selling it and ratings from other consumers to help them decide what to buy.

But legal and illegal operators advertise next to each other, and licensed operators in California say that’s put them at a disadvantage in a cutthroat marketplace.

To them, Weedmaps is helping illegal sellers flourish without having any of the obligations licensed operators endure — collecting and paying

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