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Three More Cannabis Dispensaries Sued for TCPA Violations

As the idiom goes, once is an exception, twice is a coincidence, thrice is a trend. Well, there are so many Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) complaints being filed against cannabis businesses that it is far beyond the realm of idiom. Three different TCPA class actions have been filed against cannabis dispensaries just within the state of California recently.

2021 February Restricted Do Not Call Dates

Calls to these States on restricted Do Not Call (DNC) dates could result in a potential State violation:

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

February 4, 2021 – Rosa Parks Remembrance Day

  • Pennsylvania

February 15, 2021 – Washington’s Birthday

  • Alabama*, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah**

February 16, 2021 – Lithuanian Independence Day

  • Pennsylvania

February 16, 2021 – Election Day*

  • Pennsylvania

February 16, 2021 – Mardi Gras

  • Alabama*, Louisiana **

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

February 15, 2021 – Family Day

  • British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick

2021 TCPA Compliance Trends

There’s been a trend in outbound sales and lead generation over the last few years. You might describe it as a gradually constricting strangle on the ability of outbound call centers to actually get through to consumers. It’s no secret that this trend runs a parallel course with the trends of increasing TCPA compliance restrictions and other FCC led efforts to shield consumers from telemarketing abuse.

One Year Later: Tracking the Implementation of the TRACED Act

December 30, 2020 marks the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump signing the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act into law. The law, whose name is an acronym for Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, is the first major federal telemarketing legislation in more than a decade.