‘Permit Patty’ resigns from cannabis company she was CEO of


SAN FRANCISCO (WCMH) — The woman dubbed “Permit Patty” has stepped down from the cannabis company she was CEO of. 

Alison Ettel, the former CEO of Treatwell Health, was recorded on a cell phone demanding that a young girl stop selling bottled water on a San Francisco street.

She was heard asking the child if she had a permit, which is how she got her nickname. 

The video, taken by the girl’s mother, went viral, and Ettel drew a lot of criticism. That backlash lead to her resignation. According to a statement from a Treatwell Health spokeswoman, the company called the encounter a mistake. 

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