If you imagined the skies of California would someday be buzzing with drones carrying tiny vials of pot or edibles for recreational marijuana users, think again because that stoner fantasy was just a pipe dream.
California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control last week outlined its plans to ban pot delivery by drone, putting the kibosh on any business hoping to make a buck on the concept.
On Wednesday, the bureau released an initial study describing proposed emergency regulations for commercial cannabis businesses ahead of Jan. 1, when marijuana sales, with proper retail licensing, will be allowed for recreational use in California.
In its study — Commercial Cannabis Business Licensing Program Regulations — the bureau is clear: Marijuana must be transported in trailers or commercial vehicles.
If the message was lost, the bureau goes a bit further: “Transportation may not be done by aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human-powered vehicles or unmanned