California cities object to statewide cannabis delivery

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California cities are pushing back on a proposed change in state regulations that they say would allow unchecked home marijuana deliveries in places that have banned local cannabis sales.

The League of California Cities said a proposed rule to permit marijuana delivery statewide would undermine local authority and potentially lure criminal activity.

In a letter to state regulators, the group warns the proposal would unleash “cannabis delivery anywhere in the state, regardless of conflicting local regulations or bans.”

The state Bureau of Cannabis Control sees the situation differently, saying the change would clarify what has always been the case: A licensed marijuana delivery can be made to “any jurisdiction within the state.”

California kicked off broad legal marijuana sales Jan. 1.

The state is considering changes to rules that govern the legal marketplace.

– Associated Press