On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three bills that, for the first time, regulate California’s massive multi billion-dollar medical cannabis industry on a state level.
For the first time, commercial marijuana activity is expressly allowed under state law. Sales and turning a profit — both long considered no-no’s for cannabis growers and sellers by law enforcement — are OK. Growers, sellers, testers, transporters and manufacturers will be licensed, and all of it will be overseen by a new Bureau of Medical Marijuana regulation, run by a “weed czar” to be appointed by the governor. Read more »