California’s governor has dealt the cannabis industry and marijuana reform supporters a mixed bag of actions on bills.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) over the weekend vetoed a measure to legalize cannabis cafes that supporters said would have given consumers new opportunities t0 socialize and allowed businesses to expand their operations. But he also vetoed marijuana packaging legislation that industry operators said would have burdened them with excessive restrictions. Meanwhile, he signed several other bills into law that will make changes to the state’s marijuana laws in areas such as equity, tracking, testing and licensing.
The latest actions by the governor come shortly after he vetoed legislation that would have legalized possession of certain psychedelics and signed a bill to bar employers from asking about prior marijuana use during the hiring process. Read more »