Salinas-based East of Eden Cannabis Co. is suing Santa Cruz County, which has banned deliveries by companies it has not licensed. East of Eden now has a powerful ally: The State of California.
Los Angeles Times
- The lawsuit goes to legal weed’s defining Golden State bugaboo, county-level prohibition. (The majority of counties have a ban of some sort.) Last month, Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined the suit on behalf of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control.
- “The state promised the people of California local control over the time, place and manner of local cannabis operations,” said Santa Cruz County spokesman Jason Hoppin said, referencing Proposition 64. “The state is now lending the power of the attorney’s general office to a business seeking to break that promise.”
- According to the Times, Beccera’s office deferred questions on the dispute to the Bureau of Cannabis Control, whose spokesman declined to comment.