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AB-389 Marijuana: consumer guide.(2017-2018)

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

Assembly Bill No. 389


Introduced by Assembly Members Salas, Caballero, and Ridley-Thomas

February 09, 2017


An act to add Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 26025) to Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to marijuana.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 389, as introduced, Salas. Marijuana: consumer guide.
The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) provides for the licensure and regulation of medical marijuana. The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 (AUMA), an initiative measure enacted by the approval of Proposition 64 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, authorizes the consumption of nonmedical marijuana by persons over 21 years of age and provides for the licensure and regulation of certain commercial nonmedical marijuana activities. AUMA establishes the administrative and enforcement responsibilities of the Bureau of Marijuana, within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and the Director of Consumer Affairs with regard to both AUMA and MCRSA.
This bill would require the bureau, by July 1, 2018, to establish and make available on its Internet Web site a consumer guide to educate the public on the regulation of medical and nonmedical marijuana.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 26025) is added to Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code, to read:
CHAPTER  2.5. Other Responsibilities of the Bureau of Marijuana Control

26025.
 (a) On or before July 1, 2018, the bureau shall establish and make available on its Internet Web site a consumer guide to educate the public on the regulation of medical and nonmedical marijuana.
(b) The consumer guide may include, but is not limited to, the following information:
(1) The difference between medical marijuana and nonmedical marijuana.
(2) Where nonmedical mariuana may be legally purchased.
(3) Rules on the public consumption of medical marijuana and nonmedical marijuana.
(4) How much marijuana may be purchased at one time.
(5) Penalties for violating marijuana laws.
(6) The process for reporting consumer concerns or complaints.