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CALIFORNIA'S LEGISLATURE PRESENT 21 IMPORTANT CANNABIS BILLS TO GOV BROWN

In a flurry of activity, the California Legislature passed twenty-one cannabis bills in the last weeks prior to the end of the regular session on August 31st. The Legislature has presented Governor Jerry Brown with fifteen (15) bills for him to either sign or veto.  An additional six (6) bills will be presented to the governor following the engrossment process.

The scope of the bills passed by the California Legislature in the last couple of weeks of August has been monumental.  The bills address important and meaningful issues raised by constituents.  The highlights include the state driven expungement of marijuana convictions; compassionate care programs that permit the donation of cannabis products to individuals in need; the ban of cannabis in alcoholic beverages; the protection of personal data from the federal government; the expansion in industrial hemp cultivation; restricted provisioning of marijuana to animals;  equitable expansion of the cannabis industry; and the administration of cannabis on to children on schoolsites.

The following fifteen (15) bills were presented to the governor for his signature.  The links below provide the THCReg.com summary article and the final bill text.


The following six (6) bills are being enrolled and will be presented to the governor shortly. The links below provide the THCReg.com summary article and the final bill text.

CA ASSEMBLY FINALLY PASSES SCHOOL POT BILL

The California Assembly approved SB-1127 Pupil health: administration of medicinal cannabis: schoolsites or Jojo's Act by a vote of 42 Yes to 29 No.  The Assembly reconsidered the bill after it failed to pass on August 23rd. The bill would allow school districts to adopt a policy that permits a parent or guardian of a child in grades 1 - 12, who has a right to receive medical marijuana, to possess and administer medical marijuana on school grounds, excluding smokeable or tapeable forms.  The school district or other governing body could rescind the policy at any time.  The student's records would be confidential and not open to public inspection unless required by state or federal court.

CA VOTES NO TO MEDICINAL POT USE AT SCHOOL

The California Assembly voted down SB-1127 Pupil health: administration of medicinal cannabis: schoolsites or Jojo's Act.  The bill would allow school districts to adopt a policy that permits a parent or guardian of a child in grades 1 - 12, who has a right to receive medical marijuana, to possess and administer medical marijuana on school grounds, excluding smokeable or tapeable forms.  The school district or other governing body could rescind the policy at any time.  The student's records would be confidential and not open to public inspection unless required by state or federal court.

CALIFORNIA PASSES ADVERTISING BILL

The California Legislature has passed a advertising bill that will prohibit internet sites from marketing cannabis products directly to minors.  The bill also prohibits internet sites from knowingly collecting, using or disclosing a minor's personal information for the purpose of marking cannabis products.  The bill has been sent to the governor for signing.