Commentary: Cannabis Regulators Ok Statewide Deliveries

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 17, 2018 / comments

[California County News]

Officials with the California Bureau of Cannabis Control have made a final decision on one of the most controversial issues involving commercial pot, much to the chagrin of the state’s cities and counties. Cannabis deliveries can be made anywhere in the state under final draft rules issued by the BCC, despite objections by a local jurisdiction.

Local government advocacy groups such as the League of California Cities fought hard to oppose the idea, saying it usurps the power of local governments. A court battle could soon follow.

In addition to approving statewide deliveries, the new rules prohibit partnerships between permit holders and unlicensed operators, new packaging and labeling rules, and less restrictive testing requirements.

The BCC’s new proposed regulations can be read here. They are expected to be approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) in January.