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California bills to set up a framework for interstate cannabis trade

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The end of the California legislative session is nearing the creation of a framework for the interstate cannabis trade, among bills that will be submitted to the California governor’s office for signature.

there is more Bills are still pendinglike those that would Prevent localities from banning deliveries of medical and other marijuana that would provide job protection for people who use cannabis outside of work.

Recently, lawmakers gave final approval to a number of reforms that are now being sent to Govenor Gavin Newsom, he reported. marijuana moment.

Among these measures:

  • SB 1326 by State Senator. Anna Caballero (D)
  • AB 1706 by Assembly Mia Ponta (D)

Senator Caballero’s bill SB 1326 paving the way for Interstate cannabis trade From California to other legal states, as long as the federal government allows it through legislation or Department of Justice waiver.

“The bill prohibits an entity holding a commercial cannabis license issued under the laws of another state from engaging in a commercial cannabis business within the boundaries of that state without a state license, or within a local authority without a license, permit or other authorization issued by the local jurisdiction,” it said in legislative analysis.

Legislation from Punta It would strengthen judicial reform provisions for state marijuana law by directing courts to address record sealing and other forms of relief for people with eligible cannabis convictions on their records in a specified time period.

“On or before March 1, 2023, the Court shall update its records in accordance with this section, and shall report all convictions withdrawn, denied, reassigned, or stamped to the Department of Justice to amend the state’s criminal history summary information database,” Read invoice AB 1706.

Among the bills approved by the California Senate is the Safe Drug Consumption Sites Bill.

This measure will allow safe locations for the consumption of illegal drugs, through some California jurisdictions, as part of a pilot program. The initial voluntary pilot program under this Act will run until January 1, 2028.

Legislation from the state Senator Scott Weiner (D)passed by the full Senate last year, was first introduced in 2020. “The Senate just gave final approval to our bill (SB 57) to allow safe consumption sites in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. Now heading to the governor,” Senator Weiner said in a tweet. We are seeing an escalation in deaths from overdose. These sites are a proven strategy to save lives and get people treated. it is time.”

What is pending legislation about?

WINERAL Submit Bill SB 1186which stated that the legislation “prohibits any local jurisdiction from adopting or enforcing any regulation prohibiting the retail sale by delivery within the local jurisdiction of medical cannabis to medical cannabis patients or their primary caregivers through medical cannabis businesses.”

Senator Richard Ban (D) Submit Bill SB 1097which may require files cannabis control department (DCC) “to adopt regulations requiring cannabis and cannabis product labels and entries to include a clear and prominent warning about the risks that cannabis use may contribute to mental health problems, in addition to existing label requirements.”

In addition, the The DCC has proposed standards for laboratory test methods at the state level. Senate Bill 544 requires the DCC to establish standardized testing methods for cannabis by January 1, 2023. “A cannabis testing lab is a type of license established through the Safety, Medical Security and Adult Use of Cannabis Act,” a press release stated.


This article was Originally Posted on Benzinga and shown here with permission.


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