The opening day of California’s recreational market is getting closer and closer. We for one could not be more excited. There is one thing that you will not be seeing: dank delivery by drone. We see drones everywhere now, and some businesses (including online shopping giant Amazon) are using them to deliver, particularly in California. This is why the California Bureau of Cannabis Control wasted no time banning dank delivery by drone in emergency regulations they released last Wednesday.
Cannabis delivery by any autonomous vehicle will not be allowed. Other vehicles listed were watercraft, aircraft, rail, and unmanned craft. The regulations state:
Deliveries may be made only in person by enclosed motor vehicle. Cannabis goods may not be visible to the public during deliveries. Cannabis goods may not be left in an unattended motor vehicle unless the vehicle has an active alarm system. Vehicles used for delivery must have a dedicated, active GPS device that enables the dispensary to identify the geographic location of the vehicle during delivery.
This is probably for the best, considering cannabis businesses are often the target of robberies. It still would have been awesome to have a dank delivery by drone. Cannabis delivery companies such as Eaze Trees Delivery and MDelivers will have to go back to the drawing board. Other recreational states will most likely consider the same action. Too bad for customers in California. For now you’ll have to stick to delveries the old fashioned way.
Source: Ars Technica
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