AUMA 2016, Prop. 64: Criminal penalties and social justice

Proposition 64 Section 8. CRIMINAL OFFENSES, RECORDS, AND RESENTENCING.

This section of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act 2016 does not repeal the current criminal penalties on marijuana but it adjusts them downward and allows for more social justice. This section describes the remaining criminal penalties, downward resentencing for people with priors, destruction and expungement of records, early release from incarceration and juvenile justice.

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AUMA 2016, Prop. 64: Commercial regulation and control

Proposition 64 Section 6. MARIJUANA REGULATION AND SAFETY.

This section deals with the commercial regulation aspects including Definitions, Administration, Advisory committee, Enforcement, Licenses, Labeling requirements, Lab testing, Local regulation, Anti-monopoly / anti-price fixing, Renames bureau.

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AUMA 2016, Prop. 64: Medical Marijuana Provisions

Proposition 64 Section 5. USE OF MARIJUANA FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES.

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) retains the following state laws: Prop 215 Compassionate Use Act, HS 11362.5; AB 243 & 266, SB 643 MMRSA Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, Business and Health and Safety Codes; SB 420 Medical Marijuana Program Act, HS 11362.7 et seq., as amended by MMRSA. The statewide immunity on collective defense will expire in 2018, whether or not the AUMA initiative passes. In addition, AUMA provides for expanded privacy rights, more affordable state ID cards, protects custodial rights, allows for repeal of prohibition laws.

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AUMA 2016, Prop. 64: Marijuana tax and use of funds

Proposition 64 Section 7. MARIJUANA TAX.

This section sets the taxes on commercial marijuana production and organizes its distribution and oversight, including: Excise tax of 15% on retail cost, Production tax $9.25 per ounce of flowers or $2.75 per ounce of leaf, Assessment of taxes, Inspections and accounting, Review, California Marijuana Tax Fund, Disbursements, Community grants, Youth programs and job creation   Continue reading AUMA 2016, Prop. 64: Marijuana tax and use of funds

AUMA 2016, Prop. 64: Industrial hemp in California

SECTION 9. INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

This section provides for the production and processing of industrial hemp as a small scale to large scale agricultural crop and manufacturing resource. It allows for more groups to conduct research and allows smaller projects down to 1/10 of an acre plots (formerly 2-5 acres minimum).

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MMRSA: Senate Bill No. 643 Reconciliation

Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act

The effect of this bill is to reconcile the Senate’s legislation with two Assembly Bills on medical marijuana, AB 243 and AB 266.

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MMRSA: Assembly Bill 266 Regulations

Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act

The effect of this Assembly Bill is to regulate the production and distribution of marijuana and marijuana products for medical use in California. [And, in the process, AB266 eliminates all criminal defenses from SB 420 collectives, meaning no growing for other patients, no sharing more than an ounce (misdemeanor) and no sales (wobbler) allowed between patients without a state and local license license.]  Continue reading MMRSA: Assembly Bill 266 Regulations

MMRSA: Assembly Bill 243 Licensed cultivation

Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act

The effect of this bill is to regulate the agricultural aspects of medical marijuana production, to license cannabis cultivation and to exempt small personal medical marijuana grows to 100 square feet and patient collectives up to five patients from licensing provisions. Continue reading MMRSA: Assembly Bill 243 Licensed cultivation

Pre-Prop. 64 archive, California HS 11357 – 11362.9

Health and Safety Code – HSC 11357 – 11362.9

A compendium of California marijuana definitions and statutory laws related to cannabis hemp / marijuana as they were listed from 1976 to 2016, when the voters adopted Proposition 64. Do not rely on these for legal purposes, they are posted here merely as an historical archive of state laws.
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California AG’s Panel: Legalize home grows and gifting

20th Annual Report, 1989: California state Prosecutor’s Report on Marijuana & Drugs (Excerpt)

About the Report: This report was prepared by a panel of experts commissioned by State of California Attorney General John Van de Kamp. Upon receiving the panel’s recommendations, based on its 20-year study of the crisis in drug policy, AG Van de Kamp — by then a candidate for governor — suppressed the report and refused to publish it. The panel published its final report at their own expense.  Continue reading California AG’s Panel: Legalize home grows and gifting