Hilary Bricken in Forbes

In addition to offering financial support to legal cannabis operators, Bricken said, California should find a way to get more cities and counties on board with supporting and enforcing their share of the industry. “The state really can’t go in and dragoon cities and counties because they have their own police forces, and if localities don’t sign on, it’s a moot point period. Large swathes of California will have no access at all.

“Access is part of that equation. If you take that away, people will continue to break the law,” Bricken added. “Local communities are really standing in the way. It’s not uncommon, it’s just disappointing.”