Brown signs medical marijuana bill; Bonta declares ‘new era’ for state dispensaries

ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta may have just become the godfather of medical marijuana regulation in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation adding regulations to medical marijuana dispensaries nearly 20 years after voters approve its legality in California. The bill, a cobbling of several regulatory bills, is viewed as being … Continue reading Brown signs medical marijuana bill; Bonta declares ‘new era’ for state dispensaries

Bonta’s medical cannabis bill is gutted in committee, but lives another day

Assemblymember Rob BontaASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | An Assembly bill regulating medical cannabis in the state once called “historic” by its sponsors was gutted Thursday afternoon, but it’s ultimate fate is yet to be decided.Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s Assembly Bill 266 was amended by the State Senate Appropriations Committee to read “It is the intention … Continue reading Bonta’s medical cannabis bill is gutted in committee, but lives another day

Bonta’s bill placing regulations on medical cannabis dispensaries moves forward

Assemblymember Rob BontaMajor legislation moves to Appropriations in AugustASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | At the very least, East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta doesn't want you consuming medical cannabis loaded with mold and harmful pesticides. Bonta’s Assembly Bill 266 to straighten out the state’s long unregulated medical cannabis industry passed a pair of hurdles this week. … Continue reading Bonta’s bill placing regulations on medical cannabis dispensaries moves forward

Hayward may back Bonta’s dispensary bill, but still doesn’t want them in their city

A Hayward councilmember said last monthhe wants no "marijuana stores" in the city.City backs local control aspect of regulatory billHAYWARD CITY COUNCIL | Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hayward have long been viewed by city leaders with great disdain. Hayward councilmembers, in the past, have labeled them the bane of public safety and a potential corruption … Continue reading Hayward may back Bonta’s dispensary bill, but still doesn’t want them in their city

Regulatory medical cannabis bill co-authored by Bonta passes Assembly

Assemblymember Rob BontaASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | A bill co-authored by East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta and two other Southern California Democrats that would offer the state a mechanism for overseeing its notoriously under-regulated medical cannabis industry passed the Assembly Thursday with clear bipartisan support, 60-8.Assembly Bill 266 creates an Office of Marijuana Regulation under … Continue reading Regulatory medical cannabis bill co-authored by Bonta passes Assembly