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SB-1294 The California Cannabis Equity Act.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 02:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1294


Introduced by Senator Bradford

February 21, 2020


An act relating to cannabis.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1294, as introduced, Bradford. The California Cannabis Equity Act.
Existing law, the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018, authorizes the Bureau of Cannabis Control to provide technical assistance to specified local equity programs. The act defines “local equity program” as a program adopted or operated by a local jurisdiction that focuses on inclusion and support of individuals and communities in California’s cannabis industry who are linked to populations or neighborhoods that were negatively or disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization. The act requires the bureau to administer a grant program for local jurisdictions that have adopted or operate a local equity program, as specified.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would create a statewide cannabis equity program.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would create a statewide cannabis equity program.