AB 1793 — Cannabis Convictions: Resentencing (Passed Committee)

AB 1793 would require the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to review all convictions that could potentially be eligible for resentencing under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 (AUMA), or Proposition 64, prior to July 1, 2019. The bill passed the Senate Public Safety Committee 5-1 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. If the bill becomes law, prosecutors would be allowed to challenge the resentencing if the person does not fully meet the eligibility requirements or presents an “unreasonable risk to public safety.”

AB 2020 — Cannabis: Local Jurisdiction Licenses: Temporary Event License (Passed Committee)

AB 2020 proposes to issue state temporary event licenses for cannabis sale and consumption events to be held at any venue zoned or approved by a local licensing authority for events. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) would award one license for the event, on the condition that all participating retailers or micro-business in the event are licensed under the Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). AB 2020 passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 8-1 on Monday June 25, 2018. The bill will proceed to the Senate  Appropriations Committee.

AB 2164 — Local Ordinances: Fines and Penalties: Cannabis (Passed Committee)

AB 2164 proposes to allow local governments to impose fines and penalties for the violation of building, plumbing, electrical, or other structural, health and safety requirements, or zoning issues that do not create an immediate danger to health or safety, for the purposes of the illegal cultivation of cannabis. The bill passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee 7-0 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

AB 2058 — Vehicles: Driving Under the Influence: Cannabis (Passed Committee)

AB 2058 would make driving under the influence of cannabis, or driving under the combined influence of alcohol and cannabis, each a separate offense. Existing law prohibits a person driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination that can affect the nervous system, brain, or muscles. AB 2058 was amended and passed by the Senate Public Safety Committee  6-0 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

AB 2215 — Cannabis: Veterinarians: Animals (Passed Committee)

AB 2215 would prohibit a licensed veterinarian from recommending or administering cannabis to an animal patient. AB 2215 unanimously passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-0 on Monday, June 25, 2018.

AB 2255 — Cannabis: Distribution: Deliveries: Violations (Passed Committee)

AB 2255 would require licensed distributors to transport only the amount of cannabis stated on a shipping manifest. The bill would impose a fine of $500 for the first violation and increasing by $50 increments for each subsequent violation. Additionally, the bill would require officers to have probable cause that can be used to prove a criminal violation has occurred, in order to seize cannabis in transport. After a second reading and amendments, AB 2255 unanimously passed  the Senate Public Safety Committee 7-0 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, before .

AB 2402 — Cannabis: Personal Information (Passed Committee)

AB 2402 would prohibit licensees from discriminating against a consumer or denying a consumer a product or service because the consumer has not consented to the licensee’s disclosure of their personal information. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill 5-1 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and referred AB 2402 back to the Senate Appropriations  Committee, where it awaits a hearing date.

AB 2641 — Cannabis: License: Onsite Sales: Temporary Events (Passed Committee)

AB 2641 would authorize the BCC to issue a temporary cannabis retailer license to qualified manufacturers or cultivator licensees for the retail sale and delivery of cannabis or marijuana products to customers at a licensed temporary event. The bill would require an application be sent to the BCC and to include in that application a list, signed under penalty of perjury, detailing all of the participating owners of the business, and all of the other cannabis business licenses owned by each owner. AB 2641 was amended and read second time during a hearing Monday June 25, 2018, before the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. The bill passed 5-2, and was referred back to the Senate Appropriations Committee, where it awaits a hearing date.

AB 2717 — Driving Under the Influence: Blood Tests (Passed Committee)

AB 2717 proposes to repeal criminal penalties for the refusal of person to submit to or complete a blood test for the purpose of determining the alcoholic or drug content of blood if lawfully arrested on suspicion of driving-under-the-influence offenses. The bill would clarify that a person is required to be told that his or her failure to submit to or complete breath, blood, or urine tests will result in suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. After a second reading, AB 2717 unanimously passed the Senate Public Safety Committee 7-0. The bill will receive a third reading.

AB 2721 — Cannabis: Testing Laboratories (Ordered another reading)

AB 2721 would allow individuals 21 and older access to testing facilities to have non-medical cannabis samples analyzed. The samples would have to be from cannabis plants grown for personal use only. During its second reading Monday, June 25, 2018, before the Senate Appropriations Committee, members ordered a third reading for AB 2721.

AB 2799 — Adult-use Cannabis and Medicinal Cannabis: License Application: OSHA Training (Ordered another reading)

AB 2799 would require cannabis business applicants to employ, within one year of receiving a license or renewal, one supervisor and one employee who have completed the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) 30-hour general industry course. The bill received a second reading before the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday, June 25, 2018, and has had since been ordered for a third reading.

AB 2899 — Cannabis: Advertisements (Passed Committee)

AB 2899 would prohibit a licensee from publishing advertisements or marketing materials for cannabis and marijuana products under a suspended license. After receiving unanimous support in the Assembly with a vote of 73-0 on Monday, June 15, 2017, AB 2899 unanimously passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-0. The bill has since been referred back to the Senate Appropriations Committee, where it awaits a hearing date.

AB 2914 — Cannabis in Alcoholic Beverages (Passed Committee)

AB 2914 would prohibit a licensee from selling a cannabis-infused alcoholic beverage. This bill would also prohibit an alcoholic beverage licensee from selling, offering, or providing cannabis or marijuana products. AB 2914 unanimously passed the Senate Governmental Organization Committee 13-0 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The bill now awaits a hearing date before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

AB 2980 — Cannabis: Premises: Common Space (Passed Committee)

AB 2980 would require that provisions of the MAUCRSA not be interpreted to prohibit two or more licensed premises from sharing common-use areas, as long as all licensees comply with the requirements of the act. The bill passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committee 8-1 on Monday 25, 2018.

AB 3069 — Cannabis: Informational, Educational, or Training Events (Passed Committee)

AB 3069 would authorize a cannabis training event held for state and local government officials, law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, child protective services workers, and social workers. Training events that comply with the bill’s requirements would not require a cannabis event license. After amendments, AB 3609 unanimously passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-0 on Monday, June 25, 2016. The bill will receive a third reading.

AB 3261 — Cannabis (Passed Committee)

AB 3261 proposes regulatory changes to the MAUCRSA to reflect the name change from Bureau of Marijuana Control the Bureau of Cannabis Control. AB 3261 unanimously passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 9-0 on Monday June 25, 2018.

AB 873 — Department of Food and Agriculture (Ordered another reading)

AB 873 would allow the California Department of Food and Agriculture to employ and train individuals who are not peace officers, but would be authorized to exercise powers to arrest and to serve warrants. The proposed bill would designate investigators, investigator supervisors, or investigator managers, to enforce regulations, and investigate commercial cannabis activity. After a second reading Monday, June 25, before the Senate Appropriations Committee, AB 873 will receive a third reading.

AB 924 — Indian Tribes: Commercial Cannabis Activity (Passed Committee)

AB 924 would allow the governor to enter into an agreement with a federally recognized Native American tribe to establish a tribal cannabis regulatory commission or agency. AB 924 would require the tribal commission to adopt standards that meet or exceed the standards adopted by the state’s governing commercial cannabis activity. The bill passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee 6-1 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, and has since been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee,where it awaits a hearing date.

SB 1294 — Cannabis: State and Local Equity Programs (Passed Committee)

SB 1294 would require the BCC to provide technical and grant assistance when requested by a  qualified local equity applicant or licensee who are persons of color, women, disabled individuals  and military veterans. After amendments, SB 1294 passed the Assembly Business And Professions Committee 13-5 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The bill awaits a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 1451 — Licenses: Sale to Underaged Persons: Penalities (Passed Committee)

SB 1451 would suspend or revoke the license of any business that sells or provides cannabis or marijuana products to minors on its premises. The bill would propose penalties to include license suspension or revocation for that retail premises where the violation occurred. The bill passed the Assembly Business And Professions Committee 19-0 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and has since been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it awaits a hearing date.

SB 1459 — Cannabis Cultivation: County Agricultural Commissioners: Reporting (Passed Committee)

SB1459 proposes that county agricultural commissioners include cannabis among reports of the condition, acreage, production, and value of agricultural products submitted to the secretary of Food and Agriculture. SB 1459 passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee 8-1 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The bill now awaits a hearing date before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 311 — Commercial Cannabis Activity: Licensed Distributors (Passed Committee)

SB 311 would authorize a licensed distributor to transport cannabis or cannabis products that are fit for sale between licensed testing laboratory and a licensed distributor. Existing law authorizes cannabis and cannabis products fit for sale be transported only from the distributor’s premises to a licensed retailer, microbusiness, or nonprofit organization. After amendments, SB 311 unanimously passed Assembly Business And Professions Committee18-0 on Tuesday June 26, 2018.

SB 829 — Cannabis: Compassion Care License (Ordered another reading)

SB 829 would require the BCC to issue and regulate compassionate-care licenses. Licenses would be issued to donors of medicinal cannabis and cannabis products to qualified patients who possess a physician’s recommendation. SB 829 was amended and passed the Assembly Revenue And Taxation Committee 8-1 on Monday, June 25, 2018. The bill has since been referred back to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it awaits a hearing date.

SB 930 — Financial Institutions: Cannabis (Passed Committee)

SB 930 would create privately financed banks and credit unions under a program administered by the Commissioner of Business Oversight and the Department of Business Oversight. The Cannabis Limited Charter Bank and Credit Union Advisory Board would be created to administer policies governing the program. SB 930 passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, with a 16-2 vote. The bill now awaits a hearing date before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/06/legal-weed-no-lazy-summer-for-california-lawmakers-who-debated-24-bills/