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LOS ANGELES – California has entered a potentially important legal struggle with some of their own cities on one of the main issues in the market of the largest legal marijuana in the country: where can you buy it?
The hills and 24 other local governments sued California governors to turn the rule that allows home delivery throughout the country, even to communities that have banned commercial sales to the bank. Ultimately, it is about who is responsible: the state bureaucracy that controls the market, or the local authorities, where the pot is grown and sold. supply will create an unprotected market for mostly hidden bank transactions, undermining local control, guaranteed by the law of 2016, widely legalizing the sale of marijuana.
The chairman of the board of directors of the Santa Cruz County said in a statement that the public policy is harming business and "betraying voters' promise" in 2016.
The meaning of a lawsuit goes beyond the scope of domestic supplies. It represents an important early court test on proposal 64, a law that legalized sales of pots for adults in California. There was a lot of controversy over what parts of the law meant, including those that regulate the size of the farm for hemp. Thursday in the High Court of Fresno County
In a lawsuit, the court asks the court to invalidate the rule and prohibit state regulators to comply with it.
The rule "allows commercial delivery of cannabis to any physical address in the state," which conflicts with local authorities to ban the supply of marijuana within their borders, have been declared in a lawsuit. what were called "deserts".
The supporters said that the problem is worse for the sick and the weak, who will not be able to travel long distances to buy a bank.
Because the bank remains unlawful at the federal level, it can not be sent through the US postal service. But people can get it delivered to their doors in California. According to government regulations, all cannabis supplies must be performed by a licensed seller. Regulators argue that there are 311 active pot supplies licenses.
The delivery rule required that there were obviously conflicting provisions about where marijuana could be delivered to California. chamber enterprises. But state regulators pointed to a code of business and professions that states that local governments "should not prevent the supply of cannabis or cannabis products on public roads" by a licensed operator.
The cannabis office said that this is just an explanation of what has always been Case: Licensed tank delivery can be made to "any jurisdiction within the state." , Kovina, Dickson and Downie. Also involved are McFarland, Newman, Oakdale, Palmdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Riverside, San Pablo, Sonora, Techchapi, Temecula, Tracy, Turlock and Vacaville.