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Proposed Cannabis Regulations Thwart Intent of Voters Who Passed Prop. 64 with Strong Protections for Local Control

August 9, 2018
On Aug. 14, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) will hold its second of three public hearings in Oakland to discuss the recently released proposed regulations
During the first public hearing on Aug. 7, the League was the only local government advocate in a series of testimony where most of the speakers expressed their support for the regulations or voiced no concerns.
The League’s objections to the proposal focus on two main areas: the forced authorization of cannabis deliveries and establishing a 10-day “shot clock” to verify cannabis licenses. These provisions go against Proposition 64, which gives local governments the authority to determine whether or not they want to allow cannabis deliveries in their jurisdictions.
If approved, these proposed regulations could have serious consequences for cities. By removing the ability of local jurisdictions to reasonably regulate commercial cannabis, the BCC will be overturning the local control provisions crafted by proponents and supporters of Prop. 64.
Voice Your City’s Opposition
BCC is taking comments on the proposed regulations until Aug. 27. Cities should review the proposal and join the League in voicing opposition.
The League has formally submitted a letter in opposition to both the forced authorization of cannabis delivery and 10-day shot clock provisions, and created a sample opposition letter.
BCC will hold two more public hearings before the comment period closes. The League urges cities to attend and make oral comments opposing these regulations.
The hearings will be held:
  • Aug. 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
    • Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
  • Aug. 27, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
    • Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento

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