California overrules objections of police chiefs to allow pot delivery statewide

Mail Online | 1/17/2019 | Associated Press
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California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.

The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will create an unruly market of largely hidden pot transactions, while undercutting control by cities and counties.

Cannabis - Companies - Consumers - Change - Stretches

Cannabis companies and consumers had pushed for the change, since vast stretches of the state have banned commercial pot activity or not set up rules to allow legal sales. That means residents in those areas were effectively cut off from legal marijuana purchases, even though sales are permitted for adults in California.

'The public spoke loud and clear in favor of statewide delivery,' cannabis bureau spokesman Alex Traverso said in a statement.

Rule - State - Lawyers - Law - Regulations

The rule cleared by state lawyers sought to clarify what had been apparently conflicting law and regulations about where marijuana can be delivered in California, which kicked off broad legal sales last year.

Proposition 64, the law approved by voters in 2016 that opened the way for legal pot sales for adults, said that local governments had the authority to ban non-medical pot businesses.

State - Regulators - Business - Professions - Code

But state regulators pointed to the business and professions code, which said...
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