Eaze Announces Major Expansion Of Social Equity Menu In Los Angeles

Menu expansion promotes Black-owned cannabis brands, establishes industry-leading support for equity license holders, and encourages conscious consumption

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, California’s largest marketplace for legal cannabis, today announced expanded efforts to support an equitable cannabis industry: A major menu expansion in Los Angeles featuring Black and POC-owned brands, and the Social Equity Partners Program, a multi-point initiative to assist and elevate equity license holders.

Eaze’s Social Equity Partners Menu, which already features well-recognized brands Cloud 9, KGB Reserve, and SF Roots in Northern California, is debuting all of its equity brands in the greater Los Angeles market and welcoming LA-based Dreamt, Blaqstar Farms, and Bay Area-based James Henry SF and Oakland Extracts to the menu.

The menu makes it easy for consumers to support a diverse industry, and address the War on Drugs’ disproportionate effects on the BIPOC community, by putting their dollars toward these brands. Customers can simply visit Eaze.com to order products, which range from unique flower to prerolls to a sleep-aid vape pen.

In a first move for the cannabis industry, Eaze announced its multi-point Social Equity Partners Program, which provides brands with financial and operational support to help them scale and succeed on Eaze and beyond. Specifically, Social Equity Partners are eligible for a variety of benefits, including:

  • Preferred financing and payment structuring
  • Discounted access to Eaze Partner Portal data
  • Incorporation into the Eaze supply chain
  • Marketing and public relations support

Brands on Eaze’s Social Equity Menu must either hold a social equity license, or be actively engaged in the application process for an equity license in a city or county. Since Eaze launched its equity menu in the Bay Area market, social equity brands have been well received by consumers with high and consistent demand. To date, social equity brands have sold nearly $1M of products on the Eaze platform.

“We’re proud to offer these incredible brands industry-leading terms that support their growth by addressing chronic small business challenges that include access to capital, tight cash flow, and customer education,” said Darius Kemp, Eaze’s Head of Equity and Change. “Shopping these brands is one of the best ways consumers can support equity and consume conscientiously.”

“Consumers are more thoughtful than ever about the products they consume and ensuring they come from a brand that aligns with their values, and cannabis is no exception,” said LA-based Blaqstar Farms’ Founder and CEO Bryant Mitchell. “Eaze is an exceptional partner for Black-owned cannabis brands, allowing us to step into the spotlight and reach consumers who not only want a fantastic product but want to know their dollars are going towards a new generation of Black cannabis entrepreneurs.”

Eaze’s equity menu includes:

  • Blaqstar Farms: The son of the first Black police officer in the city of Orange, Texas, Bryant Mitchell grew up and saw many peers, family members and friends lost to and affected by the War on Drugs. It wasn’t until 2001, after he graduated college and went into consulting in the Bay Area, that he became immersed in cannabis and saw the results of pain relief and so many other benefits. These professional and life experiences led Bryant to establish Blaqstar Farms in 2012 in Los Angeles. A selection of Blaqstar Farms products, including premium flower The Glue, Thin Mint and Orange Rose to prerolls Boss OG, Doc OG, Super Sour and F3, are available the week of September 14 on Eaze.
  • Cloud9: Degi Simmons, founder of Oakland-based Cloud9, has been involved in cannabis commerce and culture since the earliest days of Proposition 215. As a beneficiary of Oakland’s Koncepts Cultural Gallery, an organization promoting art and education funded by Better Us dispensary, Degi partnered with cultivator and DJ Clayton Whitaker to form Cloud9 in 2010. A selection of Cloud9 flower, featuring Sour Diesel for sativa and Runtz for indica, are now available on Eaze.
  • Dreamt is an award-winning science-backed sleep aid created by Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, a nationally recognized cannabis scientist. Dreamt’s 45-night pen and 30-night tincture contain THC, CBD, melatonin, valerian root, and terpenes, and are now available on Eaze.
  • James Henry SF: Co-founders Henry Alston and James Victor are on a mission to improve the stigma surrounding cannabis consumption through quality branded products and Black entrepreneurship. By partnering with accomplished medical doctors and scientists who understand the medical value of endocannabinoid therapy, James Henry SF promotes responsible consumption for a responsible lifestyle. A selection of James Henry SF flower, including hybrids Donnie B and True Ryder and social flower Lemon Jack and Tropical Slice, are now available on Eaze.
  • KGB Reserve: KGB stands for killer green bud, the main ingredient used in all of their products. As a self funded equity company based out of Oakland, KGB Reserve is grateful for its place in the legal cannabis space. They stand for unity and believe in equality. Currently known for their top shelf infused products, KGB Reserve has consistently been on Eaze’s list of top 10 pre-roll brands in the Bay Area since its launch. KGB Reserve’s Sauce Pen, Bambino and Torpedo products are now available on Eaze.
  • Oakland Extracts: Oakland Extracts, a Black-owned business, began as a way to bring the community together. Founders Terryn Niles Buxton and Aaron Tran saw prices climbing with legalization and realized there was a need for people in Oakland to have access to quality cannabis at an affordable price. Over the years, they fine-tuned a proprietary technique that allows for maximum terpene retention. Oakland Extracts’ Red Congolese Cookie Crumble Wax is now on Eaze.
  • SF Roots: Founder and CEO Morris Kelly started in the cannabis industry 13 years ago making edibles under Proposition 215 for local collectives, then launched Greencuredelivery cannabis delivery service in 2015. “Equity is about leveling the playing field for companies who paved the way for this economic green rush,” said Kelly. “We’re this industry’s originators, it’s about getting consumers to support equity brands every day. We are partnering with Eaze to ensure that happens.”

Eaze has long worked to help build a more equitable cannabis industry. With access to capital serving as one of many barriers for new entrepreneurs in the space, Eaze launched Momentum—a business accelerator to cultivate the growth and success of underrepresented cannabis business founders—in September 2019. Eaze’s social impact work also includes a partnership with Code for America to help clear 250,000 low level criminal offenses; a permanent 25% discount for U.S. veterans; partnerships with Success Centers SF and the San Francisco AIDS project; and a $25,000 contribution to the NAACP, among others.

To learn more about Eaze’s Social Equity Partners Program, read our latest blog from Darius Kemp.

Eaze Releases 2019 State Of Cannabis Report

Data Shows Increased Acceptance and Consumption of Legal Cannabis

CALIFORNIA: –Eaze, California’s largest legal cannabis marketplace, today released its fifth annual Eaze Insights | State of Cannabis 2019, which looks at aggregate consumer trends driving the world’s largest cannabis market. The report’s findings are informed by the aggregated purchase data of more than 500,000 Eaze consumers across the state of California in 2019.

The 2019 report found significant increases in demand for and consumption of legal cannabis. Diversity among consumers continues to grow, and cannabis brands responded with a much wider array of products. As a result, 2019 saw the increasing popularity of newer form factors including cannabis beverages, capsules, mints, and licorice.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Increased demand and consumption: 2019 saw a 74% increase in first-time deliveries.
  • Year of the older consumer: Consumers on the platform aged 50 and above increased by 105%. Boomers specifically purchased 67% more topicals than in the previous year, demonstrating a willingness to try new cannabis form factors.
  • Demographic and preference diversity: There was greater diversity among customers: women on the platform grew 81% from 2018; product preferences diversified with drops and topical purchases increasing across all age groups.
  • Neighborhood surprises: In San Francisco, Nob Hill residents ordered more cannabis than their neighbors in the Haight, while Silverlake was the most active delivery market in Los Angeles.
  • Vape sales took a major hit: Confusion and concern around tainted illicit-market vape products caused consumers to turn away from vapes (down 15% in October) and towards edibles (up 24% in October).

“This report reinforces that cannabis is important for people from all walks of life,” said Ro Choy, CEO of Eaze. “As the state’s biggest marketplace for legal cannabis, we are committed to doing our part to support licensed retailers and brands and expand access to the best cannabis products in California.”

Other insights from the report include different ways consumers are choosing to consume cannabis, differing preferences between demographic groups, the most popular holidays to buy cannabis, and a look at the most popular neighborhoods for cannabis in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The full report can be found here.

U.S. District Court Dismisses TCPA Lawsuit Against Eaze, Upholding The Ability Of Legal Cannabis Industry To Enter Binding Contracts

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Ruling sets important precedent for both California’s legal cannabis market and legal cannabis industry in America

CALIFORNIA: Eaze Technologies, Inc. today announced that it obtained a complete dismissal of Williams v. Eaze, Inc., a putative nationwide class action lawsuit brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), by successfully enforcing the arbitration agreement in its Terms of Service.

In her lawsuit, Plaintiff Farrah Williams, attempted to circumvent the arbitration agreement in Eaze’s Terms of Service by arguing that cannabis contracts cannot be “formed” because cannabis is illegal under federal law. The court rejected this claim, thus preserving the ability of cannabis businesses, operating where cannabis is legal under state law, to enter into and enforce basic contracts with customers, individuals, and other businesses.

“This ruling is enormously important for the entire industry, as contracts across California and nationally could have been invalidated had the court found for the Plaintiff,” said Andrea Lobato, Chief Risk Officer at Eaze. “We are pleased to have successfully defended the basic right of legal cannabis companies to enter into contracts.”

After substantial briefing and argument led by Boies Schiller Flexner partners, Albert Giang and Michael Roth, the district court concluded that a proper contract had been formed, delegated other disputes to the arbitrator, and dismissed Plaintiff’s nationwide class action. Specifically, while noting that the case raises interesting issues about “ganjapreneurship,” the Court concluded that Eaze’s business “is legal under California state law” and arbitration was required under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).

“The court correctly found that cannabis companies are not barred from forming and enforcing basic contracts, and that Eaze’s business is legal under California state law,” said Giang. This ruling sets an important precedent for California’s legal cannabis market, and more broadly for the legal cannabis industry in America.

 

Eaze Partners With Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica And Recreational Embassy To Debut Eaze Hospitality

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, California’s leading cannabis delivery marketplace, announced a new partnership with Recreational Embassy, an elemental curator of cannabis and hemp solutions for the luxury hospitality market, to bring high-touch cannabis experiences to luxury hotel guests with the launch of Eaze Hospitality. The Eaze Hospitality concierge service will debut at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica, marking a first-of-its-kind intersection of tourism and the cannabis industry.

“The partnership with the Fairmont and Recreational Embassy is another proof point that cannabis is normalizing,” says Sheena Shiravi, Senior Director of Marketing at Eaze. “Offering adults in-hotel access to safe and legal cannabis at California’s luxury tourism destinations reinforces how beneficial it is to incorporate cannabis into every aspect of your life.”

Eaze Hospitality is designed to meet the needs, tastes, and lifestyle of the luxury cannabis consumer. Features include a concierge service that serves as a resource for guests’ questions and supports a positive cannabis experience. Eaze Hospitality is committed to educating both new and existing customers about the benefits of cannabis and the innovative products available to them.

“Hotels should have a safe, legal and thoughtful approach to meet the needs of the modern luxury hotel customer,” says Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Director of Sales and Marketing, Rebecca Huetter. “By partnering with Recreational Embassy, we are able to provide the contemporary level of hotel amenities our guests have come to expect.”

“Being present is what the new modern luxury travel experience is all about, and cannabis is the key wellness product to help you get there,” said Lauren Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Recreational Embassy. “As we guide the hospitality industry along this fresh customer journey with integrity, Eaze Hospitality reinforces the overlap between the new cannabis consumer and the modern luxury traveler.”

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California is the first property to leverage Eaze Hospitality to facilitate access to legal, compliant and brand-aligned hemp and cannabis products and services. Guests aged 21+ will have access to customized in-room menus that feature low-dose and non-inhalation hemp and cannabis products. Through Recreational Embassy, the hotel will also offer bespoke CBD products including a custom scented fig CBD-infused bath bomb inspired by the property’s signature fig tree.

The potential to holistically reshape the signature elements of a luxury property hotel-stay by integrating hemp, cannabis and CBD products offers an unprecedented opportunity for hotels to drive incremental revenue. “We bridge the gaps between both those experienced with cannabis and those we call ‘canna-curious’ who are interested to learn more,” says Brian Applegarth, Chief Education Officer of Recreational Embassy. “The most common questions we hear from visitors are about how to get cannabis products and where to enjoy them. Our goal is to minimize confusion for hotels and their guests while maximizing on-property experiences and driving incremental value.”

Eaze Launches Momentum Cannabis Business Accelerator

Program includes ten entrepreneurs; $50,000 grants; ten weeks of business-development courses; marketing and retail resources; access to industry-defining investors

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis marketplace Eaze and partners Ultranative and Bail Capital today announced the launch of Momentum, a business accelerator to cultivate the growth and success of underrepresented cannabis business founders. Access to capital is one of many enormous barriers for new entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. The Momentum program is a small but important step in addressing that issue.

The inaugural class will include ten participants who will receive a $50,000 grant; participate in a ten-week education program led by 40 industry volunteer experts; and have access to Eaze’s ecosystem of business, marketing and retailer resources. At Momentum’s conclusion, participants will pitch to industry-defining investors for the opportunity to raise additional funds to grow their businesses.

“Starting a new cannabis business can be especially challenging for entrepreneurs who have been historically marginalized or victimized by the War on Drugs,” said Jen Lujan, Director of Social Impact at Eaze. “All cannabis operators have a responsibility to help build a diverse and equitable industry, and Momentum is another way Eaze and our partners are supporting this important goal.”

Licensed founders — and those in the process of applying for licenses — who have faced social and economic barriers to entering the legal cannabis market are eligible to apply at Eaze.com/momentum. Applicants will be evaluated on a combination of potential for success, lived experience, and current barriers to entry. Applicants with THC businesses must be licensed through state and local jurisdictions; CBD businesses must be a part of the Federal hemp pilot program.

An advisory committee of investors, community advocates, and business leaders who have worked to create a diverse and equitable industry will evaluate applicants and choose Momentum’s participants. The committee includes:

  • Cannaclusive Co-Founder Mary Pryor
  • California Urban Partnership CEO Malaki Seku Amen
  • CEO of Make Green Go La Wanda Knox
  • Padre Mu Delivery and Distribution co-founder and SF Equity Working Group co-founder Ramon Garcia
  • Ultranative Co-Founder Ford Smith
  • Bail Capital Partner Zack Carpenter
  • Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Steve Hawkins
  • Leune CEO Nidhi Lucky Handa

“We see a huge opportunity to partner with Momentum as part of our efforts to build a diverse industry, while providing support and resources that small businesses in the cannabis industry need to become more profitable and sustainable,” said Smith.

“Momentum creates an exciting opportunity to build and expand relationships between founders and industry leaders working together to form a strong and equitable cannabis industry. We’re honored to partner with Eaze to support unique brands, increase revenue for impacted communities, and ultimately achieve greater diversity in cannabis culture,” said Amen.

Momentum is part of Eaze’s overall commitment to addressing the impact of the War on Drugs on local communities. Eaze’s social impact work includes a partnership with Code for America to help clear 250,000 low level criminal offenses; a permanent 25% discount for U.S. veterans; and partnerships with Success Centers SF and the San Francisco AIDS project, among others. Interested Momentum applicants can find more information at Eaze.com/momentum. Program sponsors include: Ultranative, Bail Capital and Select.

 

Cannabis Leads to an Improved Sex Life, Says New Eaze Study

CALIFORNIA: Yes, cannabis does lead to better sex. That’s according to a new data report, Let’s Toke About Sex, released today by cannabis marketplace Eaze, just in time for Sexual Health Month in September. The report takes a comprehensive look at the effects cannabis can have on sex lives across multiple demographics and relationship statuses. The report reveals that across age demographics, whether single or divorced, a regular cannabis consumer or not, solo or with a partner, people report that cannabis improves sexual experiences. Eaze partnered with Lioness, the smart vibrator company — which enables users to track their climaxes via its app and advanced sensors — to study the effects of CBD and THC in the bedroom.

“Simply put, cannabis makes sex lives better,” said Peter Gigante, Head of Research at Eaze. “As an increasing number of Americans are turning to cannabis to enhance their lives, it only makes sense that it would extend into the bedroom.”

Key findings from the report include:

  • Bring me a higher love: 85% of respondents reported being more satisfied with the quality of their orgasms during solo sessions and 79% during partner sessions.
  • I’m picking up good vibrations: Overall, 84% of surveyed consumers reported cannabis helped them find sex toys more pleasurable during their solo sessions and 79% during partner sessions.
  • Don’t stop me now, cuz I’m having a good time: Cannabis had a resounding effect on increasing the length of sexual activity for both solo sessions and partner sessions. 64% of respondents said the length of their solo sessions increased and 73% said the length of their partner sessions increased.
  • When it comes to satisfying sex, cannabis > alcohol: When compared to alcohol, cannabis is associated with more intense orgasms (66% vs 2%), longer sex sessions (57% vs 6%), feeling connected to a partner (56% vs 3%), more satisfying foreplay (55% vs 3%), and a higher number of orgasms (52% vs 2%).

“The fact of the matter is, cannabis is helping people have healthier and happier sex lives,” said Liz Klinger, co-founder and CEO at Lioness. “We hope that this report will help break down outdated taboos around pleasure and are thrilled to partner with Eaze to uncover new insights about the positive effects cannabis can have on sexual exploration.”

Eaze is committed to educating both new and existing customers about the benefits of cannabis and the innovative products available to them. In addition to this study, Eaze publishes its Eaze Insights State of Cannabis Report to provide a comprehensive overview of consumer trends driving the cannabis industry year over year.

Other insights from the report include the number of married people using cannabis compared to single people, which THC form factors are proven to be most effective during sexual activity, and which provide the ability to climax more quickly. The full report can be found here.

 

 

Eaze Releases 2018 California Cannabis Trend Report

Data Report Shows An Upward Trend Among Females, Baby Boomers and CBD for Wellness

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, a cannabis marketplace, has released its fourth annual Eaze Insights: 2018 State of Cannabis data report, a comprehensive overview of consumer trends driving the cannabis industry year over year. The report draws insights from the consumer behavior of more than 450,000 Eaze consumers and over 4,000 survey respondents across the state of California.

This latest report in the Eaze Insights series reveals that the cannabis customer base is growing and diversifying, demonstrating a rise in popularity across all adult groups, regardless of gender or age. Consumers are also turning to cannabis to curb unhealthy habits. A majority of participants surveyed stated cannabis as a reason for reducing their alcohol and tobacco consumption, and cannabis reduced or eliminated participants’ need for over-the-counter and prescription pain medication.

Key findings from the report include:

  • The cannabis customer base is diversifying across age groups: First-time cannabis consumers grew by 140% thanks to adult use legalization in California. Baby Boomers were one of the fastest growing segments, increasing by 25% over the past year.
  • Year of the female cannabis consumer: With female consumers nearly doubling, the growth of women entering the market outpaced men and continued the trend of increasing female participation, with women now 38% of cannabis consumers.
  • CBD is driving a new demographic of cannabis users: CBD consumers nearly doubled in 2018, growing from 2.6% in 2017 to 4.8% in 2018. Baby Boomers are the most common CBD enthusiasts of all generations (8.4% in 2018) and female Boomers are the most likely CBD users.
  • Cannabis products are used for a variety of wellness applications: Overall, 71% of surveyed consumers reduced (53%) or stopped (18%) their over-the-counter (OTC) pain treatment, and 60% have reduced (52%) or stopped (72%) their alcohol consumption.

“The 2018 State of Cannabis report shows continued acceptance and de-stigmatization of cannabis across legal age groups – along with continued enthusiasm for new products,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze. “Promoting wellness is a top priority for our company, so we’re excited to see how consumers are using cannabis as a part of their daily routines.”

Other insights from the report include different ways consumers are choosing to consume cannabis, an increase in first-time buyers, the most popular holidays to buy cannabis, and a comparison of buying patterns between consumers in Northern and Southern California. The full report can be found here.

 

Eaze Launches New CBD Marketplace

Eaze Wellness will take the guesswork out of CBD, ensuring consumers have access to education and curated CBD products

CALIFORNIA: Eaze has announced a major expansion of its offerings with the launch of Eaze Wellness, a new online marketplace shipping hemp-derived CBD products to 41 states across the United States and the District of Columbia. Eaze Wellness launches during a time of heightened public interest in CBD and provides consumers with education and access to prominent, national CBD brands.

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The launch is Eaze’s first expansion outside of California combining the company’s deep understanding of the cannabis industry and strong brand partnerships with its experience building a successful and compliant e-commerce platform.

“Eaze’s mission has always been to educate consumers and provide safe, legal access to cannabis. The launch of Eaze Wellness is a natural next step in our mission,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze. “Americans are curious about CBD and asking for high-quality CBD products, but until now, there’s been no singular destination where consumers with a variety of experience levels can find the products that are right for them. Eaze Wellness changes that.”

Eaze Wellness will feature an assortment of hemp-derived CBD products from Plant People, Cannuka, BeTrū Wellness, Vital Leaf, and more. Consumers over the age of 21 can visit www.eazewellness.com to learn about CBD, browse the menu and purchase products. Their purchases will be shipped via a third-party provider and will arrive in 4-6 business days.

Eaze Announces New Program To Provide U.S. Veterans With 25% Discount

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, the on-demand cannabis marketplace, today announced the launch of a new program to expand access to cannabis for U.S. veterans. Beginning this Veterans Day (Sunday, November 11), veterans will receive a 25% discount on products purchased through Eaze. The discount reflects Eaze’s commitment to helping veterans safely access sustainable, affordable relief from PTSD, physical disabilities, chronic pain, and other combat-related conditions.

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Through its Social Impact program, Eaze advocates for access to those who rely on cannabis and can’t afford it in many cases. Eaze has worked with veterans’ organizations, including Operation EVAC, over the last year to better understand the barriers preventing veterans from accessing cannabis, which is being studied as a treatment for PTSD. Affordability has remained a persistent issue.

“Helping patients is a cornerstone of Eaze’s mission,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze. “As an Air Force veteran, I’ve watched friends and colleagues struggle with war injuries and trauma. I strongly believe we should give vets and doctors as many options as possible to help them live their best lives.”

“Veteran’s day is an annual opportunity to salute and celebrate the defenders of our Homeland while properly welcoming them home,” said Ryan Miller, Founder of Operation EVAC. “Educating veterans about the benefits of cannabis and providing support groups has been an ongoing mission of ours. Partnering with Eaze has been a blessing to our community to provide safe, legal channels of access for them.”

To receive the Eaze discount, veterans must email proof of their veteran status to veterans@eaze.com. Once approved, the discount is automatic. For verification, veterans must email front AND back photos of one of the following: Veterans Identification Card (VIC), Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC), State-Issued Driver’s License or ID card with Veteran Designation, Uniformed Services ID Card, or Common Access Card (CAC). Veterans who want to learn more about the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs policy on cannabis can visit https://www.publichealth.va.gov/marijuana.asp.

California BCC Proposes Updated Marijuana Business Regulations

CALIFORNIA: On October 19th, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) in California released an updated draft of proposed marijuana business regulations for the cannabis industry in the state. The new draft signaled the start of a 15-day period of public comment to gather feedback on the slightly tweaked industry rules.

Since the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in California on January 1st, 2018, three state agencies have overseen the cannabis industry in the state. These agencies are the BCC, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Food and Agriculture. They are set to finalize cannabis business regulations in California by Dec. 03, by which point another draft might be introduced depending on the public feedback received on the latest update.

Talking about the new draft, California marijuana attorney Omar Figueroa said that he is happy with the “certainty and knowing what we have to deal with, that the rules of the game are finally crystallizing.”

If the latest draft is permanently adopted, the proposed regulations would bring about a number of changes in California marijuana law for marijuana businesses.

Among the draft’s proposed changes:

● The quantity of marijuana inventory allowed to be carried by a delivery vehicle would be reduced from $10,000 to $5,000. The draft would also require at least $2000 of that inventory to be part of existing orders from customers, before the vehicle departs a delivery hub.

● Delivery vehicles are not allowed to have exterior markings indicating that they are delivering cannabis goods.

● In the current system, some jurisdictions do not allow deliveries of cannabis goods from other jurisdictions. The new set of proposed rules states that deliveries can be made into any jurisdiction in the state as long as it complies with the BCC’s delivery regulations.

● The new rules would require a substantial amount of information about major stakeholders in licensed marijuana businesses to be disclosed.

● Organization of licensed cannabis events that used to be limited to county fairgrounds will no longer be so. This is said to provide an impetus to a variety of cannabis events taking place all over the state.

● Companies like Eaze, which has been called the Uber of the marijuana industry, would be allowed to facilitate deliveries of marijuana products as long as there’s no direct profit-sharing with their delivery professionals, or “drivers” as they’re called, based on their sales. Third-party companies that do not possess a California marijuana commercial license would not be allowed to deliver cannabis whatsoever.

● Manufacturers would not have to comply with child-resistant packaging requirements until January 2020.

● Strict testing requirements would be relaxed, with a view to avoid the sheer number of failures and recalls faced by marijuana products.

● Licensed cannabis companies will not be allowed to sell or transport goods that are identified as any type of alcoholic product.

● Licensed cannabis companies can provide promotional non-cannabis goods, but they cannot sell branded cannabis goods that are not listed without the approval of the Bureau of Cannabis Control.

California’s legal cannabis market is estimated to bring in revenue amounting to $7.7 billion by 2021, but Josh Drayton, director of communication and outreach for the California Cannabis Industry Association believes that legal marijuana industry regulations in the state are still a “work in progress.”

“It’s still a work in progress,” Josh said, in an interview with Forbes. “We’re eight months in adult use and we’re operating under emergency regulations.”

This updated set of rules seems to be a step in the direction of completing this work in progress as soon as possible. The window for public comment and feedback will be open until Nov. 5, in which licensed marijuana business owners would be looking to weigh in on the regulations they like and dislike.