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AB-2545 Medical cannabis: agreements with tribal governments.(2015-2016)

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 Article 18 (commencing with Section 19370) is added to Chapter 3.5 of Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, to read:

Article  18. Agreements with Tribal Governments
 (a) The Governor may enter into agreements concerning medical cannabis with federally recognized sovereign Indian tribes. For purposes of this section, “federally recognized sovereign Indian tribe” is defined as any Indian tribe, band, nation, or community wholly or partially located within the geographical boundaries of the State of California that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe pursuant to the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a).
(b) Agreements made pursuant to subdivision (a) may include provisions regulating activities between licensees operating on and off the land of a federally recognized sovereign Indian tribe.
(c) Agreements made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include a provision requiring individuals conducting medical cannabis business activity on the land of the federally recognized sovereign Indian tribe to meet the applicable state and local licensure requirements prescribed by this chapter that are required of licensees operating within the jurisdiction of the local government in which the tribal land is located.
(d) The Governor may delegate to the chief of the bureau authority to negotiate agreements made pursuant to subdivision (a).