“These events support local economies and small businesses,” Quirk said in a statement.
“Despite the fiscal and communal benefits such events bring to a city or local community, current law prohibits local governments from approving applications for cannabis sales at special events if they are held anywhere but county property,” he added.
The bill would allow pot sales and use at special events on public and privately owned property, but would not supersede any local ordinance that bans smoking in some public places in a city.
Please join us in expressing support for this important legislation!
To: Assembly member Quirk
RE: Support for AB 2020
There is a rich culture and heritage of cannabis in California. In addition to being an economic opportunity, cannabis events are also a way to enrich our state culturally.
Current state law severely restricts the places where members of our community can gather together. This common sense legislation maintains the rigorous nature of our states robust regulatory framework, while simply allowing events to be licenses at any location provided a local permit has been secured.
This legislation addresses on of our highest priorities for 2018. We appreciate your efforts and leadership on cannabis policy reform.
CC: Members of the Oakland City Council