News from California –
The state of California should have passed a bill like this years ago so it should be interesting to see how this pans out.
Assemblyman Tom Ammioano says medical marijuana in California is “chaos” – and that is no understatement.
Here is the full story…
California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes State Assembly Committee
Cannabis Culture, on Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:06:27 -0700
A bill to regulate California’s billion-dollar medical marijuana industry cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when the state assembly’s public safety committee voted to move it forward.
AB 473, introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would require all pot-related entities, except for caregivers and patients, to follow rules to be created by the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control.
As it stands, medical marijuana in California is “chaos,” Ammiano told The Huffington Post. “It’s never been regulated by the state as any other business. Cities and counties don’t know what to do or what they can do. Police are unsure how to respond, and the federal actions are confusing.
Voters in 1996 made California the first state to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. In the years since, medical marijuana has flourished, generating more than $100 million in tax revenue each year. But in late 2011, the Obama administration launched an aggressive crackdown on California dispensaries, forcing hundreds of businesses to close and throwing thousands out of work…”
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2013/04/25/California-Medical-Marijuana-Regulation-Bill-Passes-State-Assembly-Committee
So what do you think about this new regulation bill? Will it finally regulate medical cannabis in California or is it too late?
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