MA blames cannabis retailer, not traceability system, for product shortage

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Massachusetts’ marijuana czar disputes a claim by a Salem cannabis retailer this week that flaws in the state’s traceability system caused the store to run out of flower.

Steven Hoffman, chair of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission, said the problem stemmed from an error made by Alternative Therapies Group (ATG), which incorrectly logged its inventory, The Boston Globe reported.

According to Hoffman, ATG unfairly blamed the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system, Metrc, after halting sales of adult-use cannabis flower.

The problem, he said, “is easily fixable” by the retailer.

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