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AB-350 Marijuana edibles: appealing to children.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/08/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 350


Introduced by Assembly Member Salas

February 08, 2017


An act to add Section 26131 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to marijuana.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 350, as introduced, Salas. Marijuana edibles: appealing to children.
Existing law, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), enacted by the voters at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, regulates the cultivation, distribution, and use of marijuana for nonmedical purposes by people 21 years of age and older. AUMA prohibits marijuana products that are designed to be appealing to children or easily confused with commercially sold candy or foods that do not contain marijuana.
This bill would specify that a marijuana product is deemed to be appealing to children or easily confused with commercially sold candy if it is in the shape of a person, animal, insect, fruit, or in another shape normally associated with candy, but would not prohibit a licensee from making an edible marijuana product in the shape of the licensee’s logo.
AUMA authorizes the Legislature to amend, by a majority vote, certain provisions of the act to implement specified substantive provisions, provided that the amendments are consistent with and further the purposes and intent of the act.
This bill would declare that its provisions implement specified substantive provisions of AUMA. The bill would also declare that its provisions further specified purposes and the intent of the act.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 26131 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

26131.
 (a) A marijuana product shall be deemed to be appealing to children or easily confused with commercially sold candy if it is in the shape of a person, animal, insect, fruit, or in another shape normally associated with candy.
(b) This section does not prohibit a licensee from making an edible marijuana product in the shape of the licensee’s logo.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 1 of this bill implements Section 6.1 of the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, and that it is consistent with and furthers the purposes of the act as stated in Section 3.