Legalazation : Auma 2016 and MMRSA

Discussion in 'California Patients' started by TWS, Jan 6, 2016.

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    TWS

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    It's time to get serious folks . AUMA 2016 legalization act is not CCH1 . The MMRSA is now in effect . Things will no longer be as we know them. I would like to hear your educated reviews on how you feel about the laws and any in depth explaining you can offer. At this point in time I feel railroaded and will probably vote against AUMA which mimics MMSRA that paves they way for legalization in the November elections. If you don't like county/city bans as a commercial grower or 100 sq feet as a medical patient I advise you do some reading.

    MMRSA Jan 1 2016
    http://www.canorml.org/news/A_SUMMARY_OF_THE_MEDICAL_MARIJUANA_REGULATION_AND_SAFETY_ACT


    AUMA November 2016
    http://www.canorml.org/news/Cal_NORML_Guide_to_AUMA.html
     
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    TWS

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    doublejj

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    a few counties in Cali are quite alright with MMJ, and a lot will come down to enforcement resources & how much each county wants to spend enforcing the law....
     
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    doublejj

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    one plan is to grow in favorable counties inside greenhouses on extremely remote properties.
    Most Rural counties are dotted with greenhouse's & having a greenhouse is not sufficient grounds for a search warrant. Unless you give them other reasons, it will be hard for them to even find which greenhouses have weed. Make them look for it.
     
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    http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/news-...ion-and-safety-act-what-you-need-to-know.aspx
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    California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act: What you need to know
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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    By Kelly Laffey

    After being the first state to legalize medical marijuana almost 20 years ago, California is implementing regulations across the industry. Commentators have focused on the effective and efficient processes called for in the new regulations, which are anticipated to bring much needed clarity to a large network of companies and customers in the cannabis industry. As previously reported on Tracking Cannabis, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a set of bills in to law on Oct. 9, 2015, AB266, AB243 and SB643, which together comprise the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA).

    As the various state agencies look to draft rules and the timeline for implementation, we review the highlights of the new laws.

    AB266 focuses on the regulatory and licensing aspect of the MMRSA by establishing the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR), which is part of the Department of Consumer Affairs and will be responsible for developing and implementing enforcement rules for the MMRSA. Every person or company operating in the commercial medical marijuana industry will be required to obtain a local operating permit and annual state license by Jan. 1, 2018. The new law also:

    • Allows for-profit businesses to obtain operational medical marijuana licenses from the state, where currently only non-profit public benefit corporations or non-profit cooperatives are allowed to participate in the medical marijuana industry.
    • Gives the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health the power to create rules necessary to impose standards under the MMRSA.
    • Categorizes 17 different types of medical marijuana operational licenses and prohibits vertical integration (subject to a limited exception for companies with established vertical integration).
    • Permits cities and counties to further regulate medical marijuana businesses as well as ban medical marijuana businesses within their borders.
    • Gives local jurisdictions power to tax and assess fees upon medical marijuana businesses.
    Special Note: If a medical marijuana business can show that it was operating in good standing with its local jurisdiction before Jan. 1, 2016, that business must be given priority by the state in issuing licenses. Moreover, if a medical marijuana business is operating in compliance with local zoning ordinances and other jurisdictional requirements prior to Jan. 1, 2018, it may continue its operations until its application for licensure is approved or denied.

    AB243 focuses on the environmental aspects of medical marijuana cultivation. It gives broad power to the Department of Food and Agriculture to manage the application process and rulemaking for marijuana cultivator licenses. The new law also tasks various other state agencies to work with the Department of Food and Agriculture in its rule making process to promote healthy and safety. Such agencies include the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Public Health.

    SB643 addresses regulatory oversight of medical physicians and doctors by setting forth standards for those professionals recommending marijuana for medical use. The new law also does the following:

    • Requires the California Medical Board to elevate its investigations of physicians who recommend medical cannabis frequently, do not have a bona fide patient relationship with medical cannabis patients or who fail to maintain proper records regarding cannabis recommendations.
    • Requires a criminal background check of medical marijuana licenses applicants, including physicians.
    • Sets forth certain operating requirements for medical cannabis businesses, such as required distance from schools and proof that the applicant has a right to use the proposed business location for cultivating or selling marijuana.
    All of the MMRSA bills contain rules regarding security and tracking of cannabis product, labeling and packaging requirements and quality assurance and testing standards. The bills do not contain much in the way of investment regulation in marijuana businesses or state what the licensing fees will be. Rulemaking under the MMRSA is expected to occur up to the implementation date of January 2018.

    For more information on AB266, see our July post “Assembly Bill 266 provides long-awaited medical marijuana regulatory framework in California.”

    Kelly Laffey is an associate in Thompson Coburn's corporate and securities practice. She can be reached at (310) 282-2505 or [email protected].
     
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    Aeroknow

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    At least they are putting it to voters in a June vote. Albeit after the grow season begins:roll:
    Next door to Nevada Co, last year, Yuba Co just straight banned outdoor without even letting the people vote on it:-(
    Placer county, here I come
     
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    TWS

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    I don't understand how the state can pass a prop and then the governor can pass a law that let's the counties ban. What did our vote mean ? And the counties are being lazy and cautious and just ban instead of coming up with a plan.
    Second off . I'm so glad to see californians so involved and are just gonna let their counties step all over them. When all the other state forums people are involved . 110 plus views and 4 replies. There ain't no crying when it's all over.
     
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    TWS

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    Thank you for the post:

    Word ! If you care about your rights people you need to take the time to watch this video in its entirety .

    California is more screwed up then it's ever been and will only get worst. The things these guys are talking about has all ready happened Thanks to Jerry Brown. Be aware on what you vote on.

    Ps Stoners talking bug the shit out of me Dave Hodges seems to be the only coherent one.
     
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    buckaroo bonzai

    buckaroo bonzai Well-Known Member

    "Legal-lies"-zation
    -across the nation!



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    Follow the link for pettion.

    http://org.salsalabs.com/o/182/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18942

    Don’t Make CA Patients and Caregivers Get Licenses The California legislature adopted the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) last year. The bill will license and regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in the state, but it also contains a provision that affects patients and caregivers who cultivate their own medical cannabis. The MMRSA requires a state and local license for individual patients who cultivate more than 100 square feet of medical cannabis or for primary caregivers who cultivate medical cannabis in more than 500 square feet (for up to five patients). The licensing requirements apply, even if all of the cannabis is for the patient’s personal medical cannabis use and not for sale. This is an unreasonable and unnecessary burden for legal medical cannabis patients and caregivers. Licensing is likely to be expensive and complicated. Businesses and organizations that work in the field of medical cannabis can be expected to adapt, jump over bureaucratic hurdles, and pay for the cost of licensing. Individual patients and caregivers cannot. Sign this petition asking lawmakers to remove the licensing thresholds for patients and caregivers cultivating medical cannabis for personal use. Click here to read more about the need for a change in the MMRSA. -

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    Click here to read more about the need for a change in the MMRSA.



    We call on the California Legislature and the Governor to support changes to the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act hat will remove the state and local licensing thresholds for individual patients and primary caregivers in Health and Safety Code 11362.777(g). That Section requires individual patients and caregivers to obtain state and local licensing if they cultivate more than 100 or 500 square feet of cannabis, respectively, for the personal use of the patient. These licensing thresholds are unnecessary and burdensome for legal patients and caregivers who do not sell medical cannabis. Patients and caregivers who cultivate medical cannabis for non-commercial purposes should not have to meet commercial licensing requirements or pay fees in order to exercise their rights to cultivate medical cannabis in accordance with the Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215).
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