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Maarten van den Heuvel

California Approves Statewide Cannabis Delivery Services

California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) on Friday moved to allow the delivery of cannabis products across the entire state — even to areas with local bans on cannabis sales — according to NBC San Diego.

The move was protested by several law enforcement groups as well as the California League of Cities due to the fact that deliveries can now be made to jurisdictions where cannabis sales have been banned.

The BCC nonetheless argued that Proposition 64 — California’s adult-use legalization initiative — allows for statewide deliveries. The bureau, however, needed to add explicit language addressing the issue after several law enforcement officials said they would arrest licensed delivery drivers if they were caught in areas that had banned cannabis sales.

Supporters say that sick or handicapped patients in regions with cannabis bans will need deliveries so that they can still receive their medication. California is one of the largest states in the U.S. — it can be a multi-hour drive from some areas to the nearest dispensary.

The California League of Cities is waiting to see if the Office of Administrative Law intervenes on the issue before deciding whether or not to proceed further in their opposition.

Unless California‘s Office of Administrative Law intervenes, the rules will become law in 30 days.

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