A California judge ruled that the cities and counties trying to stop REC delivery within their borders needed to actually have rules banning delivery. The decision pushes back the trial in the closely watched case until November. ????WW California has more.
- While this was a victory for the industry and the state’s retail regulator, it could be the beginning of a protracted legal battle that one observer suggested could reach the state’s supreme court.
- The localities that do have delivery bans on the books likely have a strong case since California’s REC law allows for a substantial degree of local control.
- Meanwhile, local ballot measures could increase legal access across California.
Also from WeedWeek reporter Hilary Corrigan:
- The cannabis industry doesn’t like its options in the 2020 presidential election.
- In Maine, a company with ties to MSO Acreage Holdings, is suing the city of Portland. It says a policy of favoring companies that are owned in-state violates the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause. It could have major fallout.