Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Sacramento — Today the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions on a bipartisan 13-0 vote passed Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 266, taking action to help provide California with a long-overdue business standards for medical marijuana. California is the only state with medical marijuana access for patients that lacks a robust regulatory process. AB 266 aims to improve the current status quo by helping the exercise of Proposition 215 rights within local community norms.

Assemblyman Cooley, the California Police Chiefs Association and the League of California Cities would like to thank the committee for recognizing the importance of this measure. AB 266 embodies three fundamental priorities: protecting public safety, advancing local control and protecting public health by creating uniform health and safety standards to ensure the safe, lawful distribution to medical marijuana in those cities and counties in which it is authorized.