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Medical Marijuana Clean-up Bill Moves Forward

January 13, 2016
The Senate Governance and Finance Committee today approved the medical marijuana cultivation clean-up measure, AB 21 (Bonta, Cooley, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey and Wood) on a vote of 6-0.
Supported by the League, the California Police Chiefs Association, and several individual cities, AB 21 would remove the March 1, 2016 deadline for local governments have cultivation regulations in effect or face state pre-emption. The bill will next go to the Senate Health Committee, where it is set for hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
In the Senate Health Committee, there may be an effort to add provisions on patient access, which might conflict with local control. The League advises member cities to continue plans to enact cultivation bans, as this bill has many more hurdles ahead.

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