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New rule would allow pot delivery anywhere in California, and some cities aren't happy

State cannabis regulators held a meeting in a downtown Los Angeles hotel to take public comment on proposed rules, Aug. 14, 2018.
State cannabis regulators held a meeting in a downtown Los Angeles hotel to take public comment on proposed rules, Aug. 14, 2018.
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State cannabis regulators were in Los Angeles Tuesday morning to hear public comment on proposed rules covering everything from pot advertising to packaging requirements.

One provision on pot delivery sparked a lot of disagreement. Delivery business owners said the rule allowing delivery throughout the state — even in cities that have enacted local bans — would help sick patients, and give the voters what they wanted: broad access to legal pot.

But city officials in Covina, Thousand Oaks and Beverly Hills turned out to say the proposed rule takes away their local control.