State Assembly Public Safety Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on August 1, 2014 · 0 comments

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mmj lawyer Santa AnaA bill that would establish a regulatory framework for California’s medical marijuana dispensaries passed through committee on a 6 to 1 vote. SB 1262 will help regulate the growth, processing, distribution and sale of medical marijuana through cooperatives and dispensaries.


So far the bill provides no protection for consumers, and offers no standard for packaging, testing or content of medical marijuana sold to patients. Committee members said they would continue to work on those aspects of  SB 1262 as it makes its way through the state Assembly.


Under the bill, municipalities will still have the final say as far as where and how local dispensaries operate. Dispensaries will have to show that they are in full compliance with local ordinances before they can receive a state license. And, local agencies can notify the state if a dispensary is not operating in accordance with local laws, which would mean a 10-day suspension of their operating license.


The bill was cosponsored by the League of California Cities and the California Police Chiefs.


In California, dispensaries are the public face of medical marijuana cooperatives or collectives. The idea is that growers can work together with patients to help them gain access to medical marijuana. California recently hosted it’s first ever medical marijuana farmer’s market in East L.A. as a way to help patients connect with trustworthy, reputable growers, and to educate patients on the safe use of marijuana  for various medical conditions.


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