By / January 9, 2020

New QR codes for cannabis verifies legal products

Cannabis technology offers are expanding. Through the increasingly popular system of QR codes for cannabis shops, consumers can quickly verify licensing details.

In California, marijuana shops will now have QR codes for cannabis products displayed visibly in their windows to avoid any unexpected situations. Those who are looking for their products can know in advance if the establishment has the required permits by law.

In order to find more on this subject, one potentially useful marijuana news tool is the app. You can find more information about cannabis markets and other important news in the cannabis sector in the app. is a mobile application that is exclusively dedicated to hemp and marijuana news as well as the very latest news about the general hemp and cannabis industry.

Alternatives to QR codes for cannabis

The QR codes for cannabis that are displayed can be scanned by users through their cell phone cameras, which connect the reader to the office’s online licensing system.

The initiative, promoted by the Office of Cannabis Control, seeks to inform consumers if the store where they are going to buy has traced, tested and legal cannabis products.

A tablet representing QR codes for cannabis
Cannabis QR codes can be scanned by a smart device or entered manually online to verify legal products. (Source)

According to California authorities, those looking for an alternative to the QR codes for cannabis retailers, can access the Office of Cannabis Control’s website and use the license search tool to verify the legal information of the dispensary.

This new modality arises due to the growth of the illicit cannabis market. This is because although cannabis products are legal in California, some consumers and producers prefer to avoid paying taxes.

Investing in QR codes for cannabis

This tax-avoidance issue would greatly affect investors, who with the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in 2016 projected profits of more than $6.5 billion by 2020.

Currently, of the estimated $12 billion in sales, $8.7 billion goes to the illicit market. This market consists of traders who do not adhere to strict health regulations or pay taxes.

The illegal cannabis market is not only a problem for the state’s finances, but it could also become a problem for the public health sector. Their concerns can be seen in the illnesses and deaths associated with illegal vaporizers.


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