Soon, legal cannabis delivery will be a thing. Specifically in 2018. Of course, everyone orders weed at home by way of sketchy blocked numbers, and underground apps. But that wave has ended. Governor Jerry Brown is pushing for new laws to label and group types of marijuana. In that vein, lawmakers want marijuana labels to act the way that food labels do. So what do you need to know?
Legal Cannabis Delivery Service Rules
According to The Associated Press, companies will need a license to deliver. That license would also grant permission to sell at local fairs and trade shows.
The Legal Age To Purchase
In addition, only people over 21 will be able to buy cannabis. Undoubtedly, some of the known standards for alcohol will apply to cannabis as well. So, no fake IDs, please. The legal age law helps keep cannabis in the hands of responsible sellers.
Grow, Distribute And Sell Your Own
Under the new law, anyone who holds a license to grow marijuana can also sell and distribute it. And that’s where legal cannabis delivery comes in. Vendors won’t have to go through a middleman to get their product out there. They can start planting and selling from the same business!
No Open Containers Please
Like the legal age rule, California will ban open containers of marijuana in public. A decency rule like this one will keep consumers in designated areas, and deter drivers from toking on the road. Basically, buckle up and put it out while you travel.
Leaving The Storefronts Behind
Since California knows there are thousands of secret delivery services, Brown hopes that licensing will encourage growers to come out of the shadows. The state earns billions in profit from cannabis, so it makes sense to funnel those tax dollars back into its economy. The more delivery services join, the better the access to legit sources. But it also spells the end of dispensaries as the only place to buy. Rather than slow the cannabis dollars pouring in, California is paving the way for other states who will pursue delivery in the near future.