A much-hyped letter from California cannabis regulators to the state’s attorney general raises an intriguing question: Is the Golden State teeing up interstate trade in marijuana?
Top officials from the state’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) on Jan. 27 sent an eight-page letter to the office of California Attorney General Rob Bonta, laying out the legal argument for how California could sidestep federal obstacles if state officials decide to green light exports of cannabis across state lines.
The letter raised eyebrows among marijuana executives and legal experts, with industry players calling it a major development – but one that would take time, if it ever does come to fruition.
One key sticking point: California would need to find another state willing to take its marijuana, said Hirsh Jain, a California-based cannabis consultant.
“I know that there’s a lot of excitement,” he added. “But if you really
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