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AB-1996 The California Cannabis Research Program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Lackey (A)
Cooley (A)
The California Cannabis Research Program.
An act to amend Sections 2525.1 and 26190.5 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend Section 11362.9 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 2429.7 of the Vehicle Code, relating to cannabis.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/20/18 Vetoed by Governor.
08/28/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/23/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 6494.).
08/20/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 22 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/20/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 1. Page 5453.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1996 without my signature.

This bill renames the California Marijuana Research Program as the California Cannabis Research Program and expands the areas of research that can be undertaken. The bill also prohibits the money appropriated to the Cannabis Research Program from the Cannabis Tax Fund to pay for the provisions of this bill.

This bill contains provisions that directly conflict with the Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which the voters approved in November 2016. For this reason, I cannot support this measure.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.