California regulators ban pot delivery drones

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Californians will be allowed to enjoy legal marijuana in 2018, but unfortunately it won’t be falling from the sky from a delivery drone.

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control recently announced an emergency set of regulations that includes banning autonomous vehicles from delivering legal products, reports Ars Technica.

“Transportation may not be done by aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human-powered vehicles, or unmanned vehicles,” according to the regulations announced on Wednesday.

The ban includes drones as well as self-driving cars that could soon be commercially regulated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Although current state law allows these vehicles for technological testing, a trained human is required to sit behind the wheel in case of a malfunction.

According to the proposed regulations, delivery transactions must be done in person:

Deliveries may be made only in person by enclosed motor vehicle. Cannabis goods may not be visible to the public during deliveries. Cannabis goods may not be left in an unattended motor vehicle unless the vehicle has an active alarm…

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