Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Marijuana Deliveries Filed in Washington State

Legislation that would legalize the delivery of marijuana to those 21 and older has been filed in Washington’s House of Representatives.

House Bill 1358 was filed by State Representative Steve Kirby (D) and is cosponsored by Representatives Brandon Vick (R) and Brian Blake (D). Filed today, the measure has been referred to the House Commerce and Gaming Committee.

Specifically, the measure would add a new section to chapter 69.50 of the RCW stating that “A marijuana delivery endorsement to a marijuana retailer license is established to permit a qualifying marijuana retailer to deliver marijuana for personal use to any individual twenty-one years of age or older.”

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California Officials Say Cannabis Deliveries Can Be Made Anywhere, Even in Cities Where Marijuana is Banned

California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control said on Friday that marijuana deliveries can be made anywhere in the state, even in localities that ban marijuana businesses.

The issue has been one of the most debated issues as state regulators hammer out permanent rules for how marijuana is grown, tested, packaged and delivered, reports the Associated Press. Law enforcement groups and the California League of Cities opposed the move.

The delivery issue was included in regulations drafted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, which issues most retail permits. The rules will become law in 30 days unless California’s Office of Administrative Law objects.

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Washington State Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana Deliveries

Legislation that would legalize the delivery of marijuana and marijuana products to qualified patients has been introduced in Washington’s House of Representatives.

The measure, House Bill 2574, was introduced by Representative Shelley Kloba (D) along with a bipartisan coalition of 11 other lawmakers. The bill would establish “a medical marijuana delivery endorsement to the marijuana retailer’s license that authorizes the holder to provide marijuana home delivery services to qualifying medical marijuana patients age 21 or over, or to designated providers”, and “Authorizes qualifying medical marijuana patients to place delivery orders for marijuana products with a qualifying retailer over the telephone or by Internet.”

The proposal “Requires that medical marijuana deliveries be made to the same qualifying adult that placed the order and that the delivery be made only to a private residence, hotel, motel, or other lodging business”, and “Requires that delivery persons be trained regarding age and identity verification, as well as verification that the patient is registered in the medical marijuana database.”

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California to Allow Marijuana Deliveries, but Not by Drones or “Unmanned Vehicles”

According to recently-released rules, marijuana deliveries will be allowed in California once the state’s legal marijuana system is up and running, but with some caveats.

On Wednesday the California Bureau of Cannabis Control released emergency regulations for the legal marijuana industry. The regulations allow marijuana to be delivered, but states that “Transportation may not be done by aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human-powered vehicles, or unmanned vehicles”.

According to the regulations; “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.”

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Colorado Senate Gives Approval to Bill Legalizing Marijuana Deliveries

Colorado’s Senate has voted in favor of a bill that would legalize marijuana deliveries, among some other changes.

The Senate approved Senate Bill 192 yesterday through its second reading, and today it was passed through its third and final reading. It will now be sent to the House of Representatives, where passage would send it to Governor John Hickenlooper.

According to its official summary; “The bill allows a medical marijuana center and a retail marijuana store to apply for an endorsement that allows the center or store to deliver marijuana. The centers and stores with the delivery endorsement may use an employee or contract with a medical or retail marijuana transporter to make the deliveries.” The endorsements for medical marijuana would begin January 2, 2018, and the endorsements for retail marijuana would begin January 2, 2019.

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Washington House Committee Passes Measure to Legalize Marijuana Deliveries

A House Committee in Washington State has voted with an overwhelming majority to legalize marijuana deliveries by licensed retail outlets.

Marijuana DeliveriesHouse Bill 1712, which was filed by Representative David Sawyer (D) with cosponsor Representative Cary Condotta (R), was given approval by the House Commerce & Gaming Committee last Thursday. The committee voted 8 to 2, with Representatives Andrew Barkis (R) and Bill Jenkin (R) casting the sole “No” votes; Representative Jess Young (R) voted to pass the measure but “without recommendation”.

According to its legislative digest, the proposal; “Creates a marijuana delivery endorsement to a marijuana retailer’s license that authorizes the holder to deliver marijuana products to a person who is at least twenty-one years old at a private residence, hotel, motel, boarding house, resort, hostel, trailer camp, or similar lodging business.”

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New Bipartisan Colorado Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Deliveries

New legislation in Colorado would legalize the delivery of marijuana by licensed businesses to anyone 21 and older.

Marijuana DeliveriesSenate Bill 192 would allow for medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational cannabis outlets to deliver marijuana to their customer’s homes, so long as they apply for and receive a delivery license from the state.

The measure was filed by Representative Jonathan Singer (D), and is cosponsored by Representative Jovan Melton (D) and Senator Tim Nelville (R). According to Singer, the measure is modeled after a law recently passed in Oregon that legalized cannabis deliveries.

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Marijuana Deliveries Now Legal in Oregon

It is now legal in Oregon for certain cannabis retail outlets to delivery to customer’s homes.

Marijuana DeliveriesThanks to rule changes made last year, which recently took effect, cannabis deliveries are now legal among cannabis retail outlets who have received a delivery permit from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The commission has thus far granted 117 delivery permits, including 13 in Portland.

Those making deliveries must follow specific guidelines set fort by the commission. These include;

    • Delivers must be made between 8am and 9pm
    • All cannabis and cannabis products must be transported in a locked box that’s secured to the delivery vehicle
    • Deliveries can only be made within the city the cannabis outlet is licensed in

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