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Title: Chalice Festival Founder Sues Bureau of Cannabis Control After Permit Denial

Author: High Times

Date: 19 June 2018

URL:  https://hightimes.com/news/chalice-festival-founder-sues-californias-bureau-cannabis-control/

Extract: 

The founder of one of the largest marijuana festivals announced a lawsuit against California’s cannabis regulatory agency on Tuesday after the massive Chalice Festival was denied a permit to hold a fully licensed event.

The Chalice Festival, a three-day event that was scheduled to take place at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, has run into complications with new regulations that followed the passage of California’s recreational marijuana law.

Specifically, California law requires that any “temporary cannabis event” must be held at a publicly owned venue such as a county fairground. Vendors must be licensed to sell and distribute marijuana products. And then event organizers have to get final approval from California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC).