California continues to shape up its cannabis rules to protect consumers
September has been an extremely busy month for the Governor of California. He has had to analyze several cannabis-related bills that were placed on his desk before August came to an end. According to the latest reports, Gavin Newsom has now put his signature on ten pieces of legislation, including measures to provide workplace protections for those who use marijuana after hours and prevent localities from blocking medical marijuana deliveries.
Before the end of the session, the Golden State legislature put a slew of marijuana bills on Newsom’s desk. It didn’t take the governor long to analyze most of the proposals, ultimately giving them the green light. He seems to have agreed with lawmakers as he said the reforms were ideal for helping fulfill the promises of legalization and still address many of the collateral consequences that grew out of prohibition.
“For too many Californians, the promise of cannabis legalization remains out of reach,” Newsom said in a press release. “These measures build on the important strides our state has made toward this goal.” He added that he looks forward to continuing to work closely with the legislature to fully realize cannabis legalization in Golden State communities.
One of the most significant pieces of legislation recently signed into law paves the way for the opening of interstate commerce of marijuana from California to and from other legal states. In order to do so, it is necessary to guarantee that the activity will not put the state at risk of federal action.
Another notable piece of enacted legislation came from Senator Scott Wiener. The measure prevents localities from banning medical cannabis deliveries in their areas. According to many advocates, a measure like this will improve access to patients while also being essential to fill gaps throughout the state where no types of marijuana licenses have been authorized.