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SB-829 Cannabis: donations.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Wiener (S)
Wood (A)
Bonta (A) , Cooley (A) , Skinner (S) , Stone (S) , Wilk (S)
Cannabis: donations.
An act to amend Sections 26001 and 26153 of, and to add Section 26071 to, the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Sections 34010, 34011, and 34012 of, to add Section 34012.1 to, and to add and repeal Section 6414 of, the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to cannabis, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Two Thirds Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/30/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/30/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/11/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/31/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 35. Noes 2. Page 6130.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 829 without my signature.

This bill authorizes retailers to offer free cannabis or cannabis goods to medicinal patients who have a physician's recommendation.

This bill contains provisions that conflict with the strict standards contained in the voter approved Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Providing free cannabis to a person with only a doctor's recommendation undermines these rules and the intent of the voters. For this reason, I cannot sign this bill.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.