Twenty-four cities and one county in California filed a lawsuit earlier this month against California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control and its director seeking a court declaration to ban the delivery of marijuana to consumers in their jurisdictions. The plaintiffs in the case have banned, as allowed by law, brick-and-mortar cannabis stores.

AnnaRae Grabstein is the chief compliance officer of NorCal Cannabis Co., a vertically integrated company that cultivates, sells and delivers marijuana. She spoke to Corporate Counsel on Wednesday about why she thinks the suit brought on by the municipalities will fail and how delivery bans are emboldening the illegal cannabis market in California.