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5 Things You Should Know About California’s New Marijuana “Regulations”

Just before midnight on Friday, lawmakers in Sacramento agreed upon and passed onto Gov. Jerry Brown a package of legislation that promises to regulate the state’s wild, woolly, and highly profitable medical cannabis industry.

Last-minute brinkmanship as well as an unlikely agreement between police and pot growers was required before the bills — Assembly Bill 266, Senate Bill 643, and Assembly Bill 243 — could escape the Legislature. Previous attempts to regulate cannabis failed last year and in 2013. 

For the first time since Senate Bill 420 passed in 2003, there is clarity as to what you can and  can’t do when growing, selling, transporting, and using medical marijuana in California as allowed under 1996’s Prop. 215 — emphasis on some.

What’s changed? For now, very little. Within a few years? Much — maybe. [Read more at SF Weekly]

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