Pages tagged "AB 34"

  • Get ready to speak up, California

    CA Capitol BuildingThe California legislature is back in session, and you can expect a lot of activity around medical cannabis. Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer (D-Santee) has introduced AB 26and Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 34. Both bills will seek to regulate and license commercial medical cannabis activity, but neither is in its final form yet. That means there is still time to speak up about what you want to see in state legislation.

    ASA will be sponsoring legislation this year to protect legal medical cannabis patients who need organ transplants from discrimination. You can read more about the Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act online. You can sign a petition supporting the legislation in the Take Action Now section of this message.

    You can use the tools and strategies in ASA’s free Medical Cannabis Advocacy Training Center to help you participate in the legislative process this year. Read more about the online resource in the ASA Website Spotlight section of this message.

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  • Two new medical cannabis bills in CA (and more on the way)

    CA Asm. Member Jones-SawyerContents:

    • Message from the CA Director: Two new medical cannabis bills in CA (and more on the way)

    • State & Local News: California, Fresno, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Humboldt, San Diego, Santa Rosa, and El Dorado

    • Public Meetings & Events: Santa Rosa, Washington DC, and Online

    • Court Support: Los Angeles and Placerville

    • Take Action Now: Support the Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act, Join the ASA-CCSA Discussion List, Expand the Green Zone

    • ASA Website Spotlight: News

    • Chapter & Affiliate Meetings: Nevada County and Yuba County

    Pictured: CA Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer

    The debate about licensing and regulating medical cannabis in the state legislature is underway early. Lawmakers already introduced two new bills for the 2015-2016 session – and more are probably on the way. 

    Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-LA) introduced AB 26, a bill that picks up where former Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-SF) left off when AB 1894 was defeated in the Assembly earlier this year. Like AB 1894, AB 26 seeks to reign in doctors who recommend medical cannabis, establish regulations and licensing for commercial activity, and authorize local taxation.  Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 34, but the initial draft is just a one-sentence placeholder. We will have to see what the Assembly Member comes up with in the weeks ahead.

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