New Law Expands Venues for Cannabis Festivals
Cannabis festivals and other events where marijuana is sold and consumed will no longer be limited to county fairgrounds under a new law signed by Gov. Brown.
Assembly Bill 2020 allows cities to greenlight temporary licenses for cannabis events at a wide variety of venues if they so choose. The legislation also permits law enforcement or the California Bureau of Cannabis Control to revoke a permit if an event is deemed to include illegal activity.
The new law could soon mean large-scale marijuana events at venues like the Hollywood Bowl and Rose Bowl, Leafly notes.
Oakland is one city already eyeing the possibilities, with hopes to allow cannabis sales at the annual Art + Soul Oakland street festival in the future.
“With this bill now law, any local jurisdiction can choose to take part in this robust industry, while supporting small businesses, enhancing regional economic opportunities, and maintaining safety,” said Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.