Marijuana Company Sues Sonoma Over Delivery Rules

A cannabis company in Salinas, California is suing neighboring Sonoma County, claiming its cannabis delivery restrictions violate the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s rules.

Regulators have given the green light to marijuana deliveries statewide. But Sonoma County has been prohibiting East of Eden Co. from servicing Sonoma’s unincorporated areas, the lawsuit claims.

“In court papers, the company said the county threatened to initiate a criminal investigation and sought to have its state license revoked if [East of Eden] continued to make deliveries into unincorporated areas,” Marijuana Business Daily reports. 

But cities and counties say it’s the BCC that has erred. More than two dozen local governments have mounted a legal challenge against the state, arguing the rules allowing statewide delivery usurp their local authority and violate the spirit and language of Prop. 64.