Friday, October 16, 2015
Terrific (wonkish?) blogging at Canna Law Blog about new rules and regulations, especially in California
In part because I have been paying close attention to the marijuana legalization debate playing out in my home state of Ohio, I have not yet had a chance to closely consider or assess the big new medical marijuana laws enacted earlier this month in California. Fortunately, Hilary Bricken is all over this topic (and many others) at the Canna Law Blog. Here are he two recent big posts on the new regime:
Here is an excerpts from how the first of these two lengthy posts gets started:
Governor Brown signed into law the three bills that comprise the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) [which is] big news for California and especially for its medical marijuana operators. These bills mean California will soon be moving away from an unregulated gray marijuana marketplace to a state law regulated medical marijuana regime. These bills mean that California will be getting the “robust regulations” the federal government requires from states for the Department of Justice to be even minimally disengaged from what goes on with cannabis within the state. These bills also mean that California will be entering a new era where the Department of Justice will (hopefully) finally cool its heels in the Golden State.