Local Approval for Temporary Events (AB 2020)

Assembly Member Bill Quirk introduced legislation (AB 2020 Cannabis: local jurisdiction licensees: temporary event permits) last week to modify Business & Professions Code Section 26200(e). If passed, temporary events could be held at a broader range of venues than presently allowed (only at county fairs and district agricultural associations). Proposed additions are highlighted in blue:

(e) This division does not prohibit the issuance of a state temporary event license to a licensee authorizing onsite cannabis sales to, and consumption by, persons 21 years of age or older at a county fair event, district agricultural association event, or at another venue expressly approved by a local jurisdiction for the purpose of holding temporary events of this nature, provided that the activities, at a minimum, comply with the requirements of paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (g), that all participants are licensed under this division, and that the activities are otherwise consistent with regulations promulgated and adopted by the bureau governing state temporary event licenses. These temporary event licenses shall only be issued in local jurisdictions that authorize such events.

The bill is sponsored by the City of Oakland, which hopes for passage ahead of the Art + Soul Festival on July 28-29.

It is supported by the California Growers Association. (Add your support!)

Thank Assemblymember Quirk on Twitter: @AsmBillQuirk

Check out this post and/or this one for more on temporary cannabis events and this map of California county fairs and district agricultural associations.