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League Testifies at Last Bureau of Cannabis Control Hearing on New Proposed Regulations

August 27, 2018
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) held its final of three public hearings today in Sacramento to discuss the recently released proposed regulations.
 
The League testified in opposition to several provisions in the regulations.
 
During the first public hearing on Aug. 7, the League was the only local government advocate in a series of testimony where most of the speakers expressed their support for the regulations or voiced no concerns.
 
The League’s objections to the proposal focus on two main areas: the forced authorization of cannabis deliveries and establishing a 10-day “shot clock” to verify cannabis licenses. These provisions go against Proposition 64, which gives local governments the authority to determine whether or not they want to allow cannabis deliveries in their jurisdictions.
 
If approved, these proposed regulations could have serious consequences for cities. By removing the ability of local jurisdictions to reasonably regulate commercial cannabis, the BCC will be overturning the local control provisions crafted by proponents and supporters of Prop. 64.
 
Cities Oppose Forced Deliveries
 
The League, along with 80 cities, have formally submitted letters in opposition to both the forced authorization of cannabis delivery and 10-day shot clock provisions.


 
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