Cities Object to Pot Delivery Free-For-All

The League of California Cities is objecting to a plan under consideration by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control that would allow marijuana deliveries anywhere in the state, even over the objections of local governments.

In a recent letter to state regulators, the leading advocacy group for California’s cities warned that the proposal would usurp the power of local authorities and lead to an increase in crime and public safety costs for local law enforcement.

A proposal to allow deliveries anywhere in the state was included in the draft rules recently released by the Bureau. The League contends that it amounts to a reversal of key provisions of Proposition 64. The Bureau is calling it a clarification of existing law.

The League is now urging cities to voice their opposition to the proposed changes. They have until Aug. 27 to do so.

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