Good news for retailers and customers who have gotten used to curbside pickup. The pandemic-prompted curbside pickup option may be here to stay, either through AB-2824
or through the Department of Cannabis Control’s (DCC’s) newest set of proposed regulations
In Assemblymember Bonta’s bill, “a retailer” would be allowed to conduct sales by curbside pickup to a customer in a vehicle “located on the property of the licensed premises.” Bonta’s bill requires that sales occur under video surveillance, and does not explicitly exclude delivery-only retailers from offering a curbside option.
The bill is currently in the Assembly Business & Professions Committee. Although the bill is still active in the legislature, it’s likely that curbside delivery will be made permanent via the DCC’s regulations, which came out after AB-2824 had been introduced.
Per the DCC’s newest set of proposed regulations, a licensed storefront retailer could conduct curbside sales to a “vehicle parked immediately outside the licensed retail premises.” The transaction must be recorded on the retailer’s video surveillance system and follow all relevant regulations, including age verification. Delivery-only retailers would be explicitly prohibited from conducting curbside sales.
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