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AB-3069 Cannabis: informational, educational, or training events.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/14/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 14, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 3069


Introduced by Assembly Member Cooper

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 26019 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to cannabis.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3069, as amended, Cooper. Cannabis: informational, educational, or training events.
The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 (AUMA), an initiative measure approved as Proposition 64 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, authorizes a person who obtains a state license under AUMA to engage in commercial adult-use cannabis activity pursuant to that license and applicable local ordinances. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), among other things, consolidates the licensure and regulation of commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis activities. MAUCRSA authorizes an applicant to apply to all applicable state licensing authorities to obtain a state license to engage in commercial adult-use cannabis activity, except as specified, and requires the applicant to obtain a separate license for each location where the applicant engages in commercial cannabis activity.
MAUCRSA authorizes a state licensing authority to issue a state temporary event license to a licensee authorizing onsite cannabis sales to, and consumption by, persons 21 years of age or older at a county fair or district agricultural association event, provided that certain other requirements are met. Existing state regulations govern the issuance of a temporary cannabis event license and a cannabis event organizer license.
This bill would authorize a cannabis informational, educational, or training event to be held for state and local government officials, including, but not limited to, legislators, city council members, law enforcement organizations, emergency medical services staff, firefighters, child protective services, and social workers. workers, subject to specified requirements. If the event complies with the bill’s requirements, it would not require a cannabis event organizer license or a temporary cannabis event license. The bill would authorize the display of cannabis products at an event held at an unlicensed location only if the general public does not have access to the event and would prohibit onsite consumption, sampling, or sale of cannabis during the event. The bill would authorize specify that licensed cannabis retailers and manufacturers to transport transporting cannabis products to the event without a cannabis event organizer license or a temporary cannabis event license. between their licensed premises and event venues must use a distributor licensee.
The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, an initiative measure, authorizes the Legislature to amend the act to further the purposes and intent of the act with a 2/3 vote of the membership of both houses of the Legislature.
This bill would declare that its provisions further specified purposes and intent of the act.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 26019 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26019.
 (a) A cannabis informational, educational, or training event may be held for current state and local government officials and employees, including, but not limited to, legislators, city council members, law enforcement organizations, emergency medical services staff, firefighters, child protective services, and social workers. workers, subject to the following requirements:

(b)For the purpose of subdivision (a), cannabis

(1) Cannabis products may be displayed at an event held pursuant to this section at an unlicensed location only if the general public does not have access to the event.

(c)

(2) Licensed cannabis retailers and manufacturers may shall use a distributor licensee in accordance with Section 26070 to transport cannabis products to the event described in subdivision (a) without a cannabis event organizer license or a temporary cannabis event license. between the licensed premises of the retailer or manufacturer and the event venue.
(3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), event organizers shall require state and local officials and employees to provide, prior to admission to, or participation in, the event, a current identification card, badge, or credential issued by a state or local agency. In addition, if the person attending is an employee, the person shall have written approval from a supervisor that describes the relation between the employee’s job duties to the information, education, or training provided at the event. An official or employee shall possess the identification document and, if applicable, the written approval, during the event.
(B) If the state or local entity does not issue identification documents, an employee may use a written document on the employer’s official letterhead signed by a supervisor with the supervisor’s contact information, including, but not limited to, the supervisor’s government phone number and address, in place of an identification document described in subparagraph (A).
(b) Events held pursuant to subdivision (a) and in compliance with this section do not require a cannabis event organizer license or a temporary cannabis event license.
(c) Nothing in subdivision (a) precludes state or local agencies from holding co-sponsored events if held in compliance with this section.
(d) Onsite consumption, sample, or sale shall be is prohibited during the cannabis informational, educational, or training event described in subdivision (a).

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that this act furthers the purposes and intent of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, for the following reason:
This measure authorizes events pertaining to cannabis in order to provide information, education, and training to those who are in a position to protect the public safety and the public health.