NBC Bay area reports
Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, announced his introduction of a bill Wednesday to streamline the local processes of licensing cannabis retailers.
Assembly Bill 2456 would direct the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control to create a model ordinance to help cities and counties establish well-regulated cannabis retailers in their jurisdictions.
The bill is an effort to increase the density of cannabis retailers in the state, which is well behind other states that have legalized marijuana and similar products. According to Ting’s office, California has one retailer for every 35,000 adults 21 years old and older while Oregon has one retailer for every 5,500 and Colorado has one retailer for every 4,200.