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Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passed through to Assembly

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on July 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Medical Marijuana, Orange County, Uncategorized

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medical marijuana attorney Santa Ana CaliforniaSenate Bill 1262, which would regulate medical marijuana, is currently in the California State Assembly and faces some additional scrutiny before a vote. Medical marijuana advocates are concerned about the bill since it gives governments additional authority over medical marijuana dispensaries without also helping to protect patients/consumers.

 

Included in the bill are provisions for:

 

  • Limiting growth and cultivation activities to state-licensed sites
  • Allowing local jurisdictions to ban dispensaries at will
  • Security measures for licensed facilities
  • All people seeking a license subject to fingerprint-based background checks by the FBI and state department of justice.
  • How cultivation facilities should document all product
  • Civil fine of $35,000 for each infraction
  • A directive for the California Medical Board to consult with the Center for Cannibis Research and develop guidelines for administering medical marijuana

 

Regulations that would protect patients, including guidelines for labeling, testing, and product safety standards, have not been included in this bill. As of yet, there is no way for patients to determine if the product they are taking to help with a medical condition has been altered, cut, or adulterated in any way. The quality of product and potency can also vary widely until lawmakers, health care providers and marijuana advocates help get standards put in place that patients can rely on for safe use of medical marijuana.

 

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.

 

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