Take a closer look at the Medical Marijuana Regulations approved in California

Take a closer look at the Medical Marijuana Regulations approved in California

Last week, California has finally got a package of bills that improve control of the medical weed industry. The Golden State allowed to use marijuana for medical purposes in 1994 which made it the first American state with officially legalized medical cannabis. But for the next 19 years, weed providers, sellers, and possessors were captured in a trap created by the lawmakers. Most of Californian dispensaries with medical marijuana had local licenses, but not the state’s permission.

This uncertain situation finally started to change last week. The lawmakers from the Governor’s office, both chambers, and activists who represented the marijuana providers and users have worked on the legislation framework that will regulate the entire industry in the state. The final package included three bills―AB 243, AB 266 and AB 643. On the last day of this year’s legislative session all three bills were approved and sent to the Gov. Brown’s office. Now, Mr. Brown has to make a final move by signing the documents.

Meet the new rules of medical marijuana usage in California

There are a lot of valuable innovations provided by this package of bills. Here are the five most important:The regulatory function will be handed to a new institution―a Bureau of . This bureau is a new part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. It will be responsible for the whole industry regulation, including transportation and distribution issues;

The regulatory function will be handed to a new institution―a Bureau of . This bureau is a new part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. It will be responsible for the whole industry regulation, including transportation and distribution issues;

    • The regulatory function will be handed to a new institution―a Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. This bureau is a new part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. It will be responsible for the whole industry regulation, including transportation and distribution issues;
    • The state’s Department of Food and Agriculture will control the process of cannabis cultivation;

    • All the marijuana dispensaries need to have both local and state licenses;

    • Cannabis businesses are allowed to operate as for-profit organizations;

    • People with felony convictions in the past cannot get a marijuana business license.

As you can see, the rules were not changed for customers who want to take advantage of all the medical benefits of cannabis. These changes will mostly affect the growers and sellers of medical weed. Still, the new rules will probably not take full effect until 2018.

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