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CA to allow delivery of marijuana statewide, even to cities that have banned the drug




An airplane descends to land at Los Angeles International Airport above a billboard advertising the marijuana delivery service Eaze on July 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
An airplane descends to land at Los Angeles International Airport above a billboard advertising the marijuana delivery service Eaze on July 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.

The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will create an unruly market of largely hidden pot transactions, while undercutting control by cities and counties. Cannabis companies and consumers had pushed for the change, since vast stretches of the state have banned commercial pot activity or not set up rules to allow legal sales. That means residents in those areas were effectively cut off from legal marijuana purchases, even though sales are permitted for adults in California.

With files from the Associated Press

AirTalk reached out to the Bureau of Cannabis Control for an interview, which declined our request.

Guests:

Sunshine Lencho, attorney specializing in the cannabis industry; co-founder of Supernova Women, an organization supporting women of color in the cannabis industry; she is a former member of the City of Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Jerred Kiloh, president of United Cannabis Business Association, a Los Angeles-based cannabis industry group representing regulated cannabis retailers in California, and owner of The Higher Path Collective, a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary in Sherman Oaks

Walter Allen III, Mayor of the City of Covina, which bans the sales of recreational marijuana