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SB-663 Packages and labels of cannabis or cannabis products: children.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Nielsen (S)
Packages and labels of cannabis or cannabis products: children.
An act to add Section 26123 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to cannabis.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
02/26/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/11/17 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/11/17 Vetoed by the Governor.
08/30/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/24/17 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 2232.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 663 without my signature.

This bill outlines standards that will determine if cannabis packages or labels are attractive to children.

Current law already prohibits cannabis and cannabis products from being designed to be attractive to children.

State licensing authorities are currently drafting emergency regulations on packaging and labeling for the cannabis industry, which must take effect before January 1, 2018. This process is more nimble than statute and allows the licensing authorities to respond to the changing industry. Rather than creating new statutory restrictions, it would be prudent to allow licensing authorities to finish drafting the regulations.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.