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AB-1529 Cannabis vaporizing cartridges: universal symbol.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 26122 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26122.
 (a) A cannabis cartridge or integrated cannabis vaporizer that contains cannabis or a cannabis product shall bear the universal symbol described in paragraph (7) of subdivision (c) of Section 26130. The universal symbol shall be visible on the cannabis cartridge or integrated cannabis vaporizer and shall not be smaller than one-quarter inch wide by one-quarter inch high. The universal symbol shall be engraved, affixed with a sticker, or printed in black or white.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “Cannabis cartridge” means a cartridge containing cannabis oil that is intended to be affixed to an electronic device that heats the oil and creates an aerosol or vapor.
(2) “Integrated cannabis vaporizer” means a singular device that contains both cannabis oil and an integrated electronic device that creates an aerosol or vapor.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 1 of this act, adding Section 26122 to the Business and Professions Code, implements Section 6.1 of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 and is consistent with, and furthers the purposes and intent of, that act as stated in Section 3 of that act.
SEC. 3.
  This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
The burden on businesses to comply with recently adopted regulations on the size of the universal symbol required on vaporizer cartridges and guidance directing businesses to apply stickers to make products compliant or sell the product prior to June 30, 2019, creates a major disruption in the commercial cannabis marketplace, jeopardizing the sale of otherwise compliant cannabis products, reducing tax revenue to the state.