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

As Amends the Law Today


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

 (a) Retailers, cultivators, and manufacturers that are licensed under this division may participate in, and shall not be required to obtain a temporary cannabis event license or other temporary license for, a cannabis informational, educational, or training event in which cannabis or cannabis products are on display, if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The event is held for the following:
(A) State and local government officials and their employees, including, but not limited to, legislators, city council members, law enforcement organizations, emergency medical services staff, firefighters, child protective services, and social workers.
(B) Employees of health care facilities.
(C) Employees of public and private schools.
(2) The event is not open to the general public.
(3) Event organizers ensure all attendees are one of the following:
(A) At least 21 years of age.
(B) At least 18 years of age and possesses a valid government-issued identification card and either a valid county-issued identification card under Section 11362.712 of the Health and Safety Code or a valid physician’s recommendation for himself or herself or for a person for whom he or she is a primary caregiver.
(4) Any cannabis or cannabis products on display adhere to the following requirements:
(A) Cannabis or cannabis products may be removed from their packaging and placed in containers to allow for inspection. The containers shall not be readily accessible without assistance of a licensee or an employee of the licensee. A licensee or an employee of a licensee shall remain with the attendee at all times that the container is being inspected.
(B) Cannabis or cannabis products removed from their packaging for display shall not be sold and shall not be consumed.
(C) All cannabis and cannabis products shall comply with all track and trace requirements set forth in this division and in other law.
(5) Onsite consumption, provision of free samples, or sale at the event is prohibited.
(b) Licensed retailers, cultivators, and manufacturers participating at the cannabis informational, educational, or training event shall use a licensed distributor to transport cannabis or cannabis products between the licensed premises of the retailer, cultivator, or manufacturer and the event venue in accordance with Section 26070.
(c) Nothing in this section precludes state or local agencies from holding cosponsored events.
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.