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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 PROTECTS CANNABIS BUYER DATA FROM FEDS

The California Senate unanimously passed AB 2402 Cannabis: personal information.  Under the bill, the federal government will face additional barriers if it tries to obtain information about marijuana buyers without their consent. The bill protects consumer information by prohibiting retailers and other licensees from sharing information about the buyer with a 3rd party unless it is obtaining payment for cannabis products, the consumer agrees that the information can be shared, or the information is shared with the State of California for official purposes.  The bill also offers additional data protection for medicinal marijuana clients by clarifying that identification cards are considered to be medical information as defined by the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act.