Ganjarunner, an online store that offers marijuana delivery in Los Angeles, is excited to share the latest news about marijuana laws in Los Angeles and California. Just last month, marijuana users scored another huge win in their longstanding fight to support marijuana consumption in California – Gov. Jerry Brown announced ambitious plans to tie up loopholes and resolve conflicts in medical and recreational cannabis laws before the year ends, which could prove to be a pivotal step towards California eventually becoming the nation’s largest cannabis economy. Currently, the marijuana industry is a $5 billion industry.
Gov. Brown unveiled to the public documents, which contain his office’s proposed changes to further streamline cannabis laws. The documents outline everything about the Democrat governor’s position, from how much marijuana one can grow and how many licenses a business can hold to how marijuana should be manufactured and distributed across the state.
The move by the governor’s office was welcomed by marijuana users and business owners in California alike. The California Cannabis Industry Association and California Cannabis Manufacturers Association are two of the biggest bodies that applauded the initiative of Gov. Brown and his administration to tie together the medical and recreational laws. In November 2016, California voted in favor of legalizing the use, sale, and consumption of recreational marijuana through Proposition 64 or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. California joined Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts with the move.
Now the only thing that’s left to do is for the Legislature to review the proposed changes and put it to a vote, on whether these will become California’s new cannabis laws.
The roots of California’s conflicting laws on cannabis can be traced back to 2015 when Gov. Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. The MMRSA comes almost two decades after California moved to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in 1996. The MMRSA are the bills that mandate the comprehensive regulation of marijuana in the state. For the first time, businesses had to have licenses to operate and all sold marijuana must be tested for pesticides. Medical marijuana users, on the other hand, can cultivate marijuana without the need for a license (they can only cultivate marijuana up to 100 square feet of canopy).
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