Marijuana Lobbyists Spend Big in Second Quarter

The drafting of final rules for adult-use and medical cannabis in Sacramento sent marijuana industry lobbyists into a spending frenzy during the second quarter, with $455,000 spent on cannabis lobbying campaigns. Most of that cash was used to shape policies on cannabis deliveries.

As CalMarijuanaPolicy has noted, the most significant provision of the new draft rules would allow marijuana deliveries anywhere in California, regardless of whether or not a local jurisdiction approves.

Weedmaps was the second quarter’s highest bidder, spending $75,000 on lobbying efforts and another $157,850 supporting political campaigns. Eaze Solutions spent $66,000 and the California Cannabis Manufacturers Association dolled out almost $70,000.

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