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Cannabis delivery is legal in California, but Santa Clarita must first review rules

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California regulators approved legalizing cannabis deliveries anywhere in the state last week, but cities that ban marijuana sales, like Santa Clarita, can still have their say on prohibition of cannabis availability.

The new marijuana regulations officially took effect Jan. 16, meaning millions of people in the state are just a phone call away from having marijuana delivered straight to their doorstep.

As a result of the state’s decision, Santa Clarita will have to examine the state’s changes and amend its own cannabis standards.

David Peterson, an associate planner with the city’s planning division, said, “This just got issued so we are currently reviewing the changes in order to best decide what we will do.”

Currently in Santa Clarita, under Municipal Code 17.51.005 (a), “the sale, cultivation, manufacturing, testing or delivery of cannabis or products containing cannabis, are prohibited.”

Earlier last year, the city formally prohibited commercial land uses associated with marijuana and regulating home cultivation, but a loophole in enforcing this municipal law now exists as the recent approval of the regulation allows licensed retailers to “…deliver cannabis goods to a physical address in California,” according to text of the regulation.

“Delivery is legal and cities and counties can’t prevent this from happening,” said Alex Traverso, assistant chief of communications with the Bureau of Cannabis Control.

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Published: January 24, 2019

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