The city council in San Jose, California, gave preliminary approval Tuesday to allow the city’s 16 registered medical marijuana collectives to run two cultivation sites and make deliveries to patients or caregivers.
The proposed rules, which require final approval next week, would allow deliveries between 8 a.m. and midnight, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Delivery drivers would have to be employed by the collectives and undergo a background check, while their vehicles would be inspected by San Jose police, according to KTVU.com.
Under the proposed rules, approved 10-1 by the city council, collectives could cultivate medical cannabis at an off-site location in San Jose or a neighboring county. They could also grow MMJ at a second location in any county in California that allows cultivation.
San Jose is the only city in Santa Clara County that allows medical marijuana. The city once had more than 100 dispensaries, but many of them operated illegally.