Sorry, You Can't Deliver Weed By Drone In California

Proposed Regulations from the Bureau of Cannabis Control say drone delivery is no-chill.

California voters said yes to legal recreational weed last November via the Golden State's adult-use initiative Proposition 64. As such, state lawmakers have until January 1, 2018 to figure how the hell the recreational retail marketplace will be regulated, and provide a cohesive structure under which to govern the emerging industry. And though the notion of blazing down recreationally on some fire cannabis product is seemingly something one would do in a futuristic, marijuana-inclusive utopia, said weedy goods will not be delivered by drones, according to the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. 

“Cannabis goods will be required to be transported inside commercial vehicles or trailers,” reads the proposed program description issued by the state last week. “Transportation may not be done by aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human powered vehicles, or unmanned vehicles.” 

The proposed rules also have the recipient of transported weed goods tracking the transportation vehicle via GPS, to lessen the possibility of any would-be funny business.

Drones are without doubt a hot-ticket tech product that has reinvigorated everything from digital video capture, to modern warfare, and potentially even pizza delivery. Still, even though the California cannabis industry could represent a $5 billion injection of cash into the state economy, don't expect to be re-upping on your concentrates, edibles, and flower via drone.