|AUGUST 1, 2022 – The California Legislature has just returned from a month-long Summer Recess. Now, the Senate and Assembly are making their final push to pass outstanding legislation before the 2022 legislative session closes at the end of the month. This includes many of the 37 cannabis-related bills that were introduced in the 2022 California Legislative Session.
A number of Senate and Assembly bills that remain outstanding would have significant implications for commercial cannabis operators. These range, in substance, from bills that propose stricter packaging, labeling, and advertising guidelines, to those that would open the door for California entities to trade with licensed cannabis industries in other states.
Legislation related to the use and consumption of cannabis is also pending in the current session. If passed, these bills could codify increased protections for parents, employees, and patients who use cannabis into California state law.