Bay City News, NBC Bay Area
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, that gives cities the authority to approve temporary cannabis events, Quirk said.
The assemblyman said he authored AB 2020 because he recognized a gap in cannabis licensing and permitting.
He said the bill, which Brown signed on Wednesday, grants local jurisdictions the power to determine what venues temporary cannabis events can happen in.
Quirk said in a statement, "Cannabis events support local economies and small businesses. Despite the fiscal and communal benefits such events bring to a city or local community, current law prohibits local governments from approving applications for cannabis sales at special events if they are held anywhere but on county fairgrounds."