(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Brown has signed AB 2679 to establish important standards for medical cannabis manufacturers, Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) has announced. In 2015, the legislature passed AB 266, AB 243, and SB 643 – collectively known as the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). While the MCRSA is being implemented, there is confusion as to what type of cannabis manufacturing is allowed. AB 2679 clarifies which safety standards medical cannabis manufacturers must follow as well as requiring local approval and inspections of the facilities. It deals with critical issues facing local governments regarding the safe manufacture of cannabis products and which guidelines should be used in establishing local permits and authorization.
AB 2679 also proposes that the University of California study marijuana’s effects on motor skills to better assist law enforcement in dealing with drugged driving.