Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot

Enlarge / Don’t expect this method of package delivery to show up at your front door anytime soon. (credit: Getty /Aurich)
A new Gold Rush is upon us in the Golden State of California.

But this latest wave concerns us with nuggets of a different sort: marijuana. California voters have legalized it, and now state regulators are adopting distribution rules and a plethora of weed-related laws ahead of a January 1 deadline to begin issuing retail licenses.
Make no mistake, from a purely business standpoint, the legalization of marijuana in California, home to Silicon Valley and the nation’s largest economy,¬†will sooner rather than later equate to a gold mine of opportunity for startups and established businesses

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