A recent rash of break-ins at marijuana companies in Washington state has spurred regulators to remove an online map that detailed where cannabis producers and processors were located.

“We had a request by some of our stakeholders feeling that having those addresses posted on the website was an easy way for them to be found and perhaps targeted,” Julie Graham, spokeswoman for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), told Marijuana Business Daily.

The agency removed the map from its website last week as a precautionary move, even though there was no definitive link between the map and the break-ins.

“We’ve decided to remove the non-retail maps and addresses from the website,” Graham wrote in an email to MJBizDaily.

 

Washington state removes online map of cannabis businesses in response to recent burglaries