Proposed State Regulation Would Allow Cannabis Deliveries in All Jurisdictions


The State Bureau of Cannabis Control (“Bureau”) has just released proposed regulations implementing and interpreting the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.

The proposal includes a regulation that would allow cannabis deliveries in all jurisdictions. Draft Regulation 5416 reads: “a delivery employee may deliver to any jurisdiction within the State of California.” If this regulation goes into effect, cities and counties could not enforce ordinances that prohibit delivery of cannabis to property within the city or county’s territory. All of the proposed regulations can be viewed on the Bureau’s website here.   

Public agencies may submit written comments on the proposed regulations to the Bureau. Written comments must be received by the Bureau at its office not later than on August 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Written comments may be sent to: 

Lori Ajax
Chief, Bureau of Cannabis Control
2920 Kilgore RoadRancho
Cordova, California 95670

The Bureau will be holding public hearings at the dates, times, and locations listed below at which time any person interested may present statements or arguments orally or in writing: 

  • August 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, California 94621
  • August 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071
  • August 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814

If you have any questions about cannabis issues or how the proposed regulations may impact your jurisdiction, please contact Maricela Marroquin

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