Here’s their latest on CA Legislative Updates
  • AB 228: This bill would state that a food, beverage, or cosmetic is not adulterated by the inclusion of industrial hemp or cannabinoids, extracts, or derivatives from industrial hemp, and would prohibit restrictions on the sale of food, beverages, or cosmetics that include industrial hemp or cannabinoids, extracts, or derivatives from industrial hemp based solely on the inclusion of industrial hemp or cannabinoids, extracts, or derivatives from industrial hemp. The bill would specify that a food, beverage, cosmetic, or other product that contains industrial hemp-derived tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in concentrations above 0.3% by product weight is subject to the provisions of MAUCRSA.
    • Bill Status: 05/29/19 Referred to Coms. on HEALTH and B., P. & E.D.
  • AB 286: The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act imposes duties on the Bureau of Cannabis Control in the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the State Department of Public Health with respect to the creation, issuance, denial, suspension and revocation of commercial cannabis licenses, and imposes an excise tax commencing January 1, 2018, on the purchase of cannabis and cannabis products at the rate of 15% of the average market price of any retail sale by a cannabis retailer. Commencing January 1, 2018, AUMA also imposes a cultivation tax upon all cultivators on all harvested cannabis that enters the commercial market, at specified rates per dry-weight ounce of cannabis flowers and leaves. This bill would reduce that excise tax rate to 11% on and after the operative date of this bill until July 1, 2022, at which time the excise tax rate would revert back to 15%.
    • Bill Status: 05/16/19 In committee: Held under submission.
  • AB 1356: This bill would, if more than 50% of the electorate of a local jurisdiction voted in favor of AUMA, require a local jurisdiction to issue a minimum number of local licenses authorizing specified retail cannabis commercial activity within that jurisdiction that would be permitted by a retailer license issued under MAUCRSA.
    • Bill Status: 05/30/19 Ordered to inactive file at the request of Assembly Member Ting.
  • AB 1465: This bill seeks to establish a new license type – Type 14 for consumption cafe/lounge license, which would authorize the retail sale to, and onsite consumption of cannabis or cannabis products by, adults 21 years of age or older, as provided. The bill would allow, for a specified period of time, a licensed cannabis retailer to apply for a consumption cafe/lounge designation that would authorize that licensee to sell cannabis and cannabis products for onsite consumption subject to specified restrictions.
    • Bill Status: 05/16/19 In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
  • SB 67: MAUCRSA, until January 1, 2020, authorizes a licensing authority to issue a provisional license to an applicant that holds, or held, a temporary license for the same premises and the same commercial cannabis activity, if specified conditions are met. Current law required the provisional license to be valid for 12 months and prohibits the provisional license from being renewed. This bill would, until September 15, 2019, revalidate an expired temporary license issued by the Department of Food and Agriculture, if the licensee submitted an application for an annual state license and application fees for the same premises and commercial cannabis activity for which the temporary license was issued, before the licensee’s temporary license expiration date.
    • Bill Status: 5/6/2019-Referred to Coms. on AGRI. and B. & P.
  • SB 424: This bill would prohibit a person or entity from selling, giving, or furnishing to another person of any age in this state a cigarette utilizing a single-use filter made of any material, an attachable and single-use plastic device meant to facilitate manual manipulation or filtration of a tobacco product, and a single-use electronic cigarette or vaporizer device. The bill would prohibit that selling, giving, or furnishing, whether conducted directly or indirectly through an in-person transaction, or by means of any public or private method of shipment or delivery to an address in this state.
    • Bill Status: 05/24/19 In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
  • SB 475: This bill would allow a licensee to designate cannabis or a cannabis product as a trade sample at any time while the cannabis or cannabis product is in the possession of the licensee and would impose specific requirements on the licensee making the designation. The bill would prohibit the sale or donation of cannabis or a cannabis product that is designated a trade sample, but would allow those trade samples to be given for no consideration to an employee of the licensee that designated the trade sample or to another licensee.
    • Bill Status: 05/20/19 In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.