On October 9, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., signed into law Senate Bill 643, Assembly Bill 266, and Assembly Bill 243 collectively known as the “Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act”. The Governor’s worked closely with the Legislature to reach historic comprehensive statewide cannabis regulations.
Governor Brown issued the following statement to the Members of the California State Assembly upon the signing of the three medical marijuana regulatory bills.
“Assembly Bill 243, Assembly Bill 266, and Senate Bill 643, establish a long-overdue comprehensive regulatory framework for the production, transportation, and sale of medical marijuana.
While many of these new standards lake effect in January 1, 2018, state agencies will begin working immediately with experts and stakeholders on crafting clear guidelines, so local government, law enforcement, businesses, patients and health providers can prepare and adapt to the new regulated system.
This new structure will make sure patients have access to medical marijuana, while ensuring a robust tracking system. This sends a clear and certain signal to our federal counterparts that California is implementing robust controls not only on paper, but in practice.”