Pubdate: Thu, 11 Jun 2015
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.


Bill Would Set Up a Regulatory System for Medical Marijuana in California

In an attempt to clean up the quagmire that is medical marijuana 
regulation in California, state legislators are attempting to adopt 
standards that will hold up with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Assembly Bill 266 would create the Office of Marijuana Regulation 
within the governor's office, while licensing fees would be collected 
by the departments of Public Health and Food and Agriculture and the 
Board of Equalization, according to The Associated Press. AB 266 
would also call for criminal background checks by the state 
Department of Justice and enforcement of wastewater standards by the 
State Water Resources Control Board. Local governments would still 
have discretion to approve or reject commercial marijuana operations.

The bill has cleared the Assembly and now heads to the Senate for a vote.
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