Ab 266 Breakdown. The End Of The Cannabis Industry As You Know It.

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AB 266 being proposed by the legislature, and being supported by groups such as Americans for Safe Access, the Emerald growers Association, UFCW, and the California Cannabis Industry Association. This law will be the end of the industry as we know it and the provisional licensing requirement will ensure that all growers, producers, and manufacturers of cannabis will be completely f##ked…
http://weedactivist.com/2015/07/02/ab-266-breakdown-the-end-of-the-cannabis-industry-as-you-know-it/

The anser to this is you need to go vote for CCHI 2016
http://www.cchi2016.org/
Proposal This measure legalizes the production, sale, and use of marijuana for non-medicinal purposes, as well as legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp. Despite these changes to state law, these activities would continue to be prohibited under federal law. Among other changes, the measure also requires the regulation of the commercial production and sale of marijuana, permits the application of an excise tax on the sale of non-medicinal marijuana, and requires the release of individuals currently in jail or prison or on probation or parole for marijuana offenses legalized by this measure. State Legalization of Marijuana-Related Activities. The measure provides that no person or corporate entity could be arrested or prosecuted for the possession, cultivation, transportation, distribution, or consumption of various products derived from cannabis plants, including marijuana and industrial hemp. The measure also provides that the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, or sale between adults of equipment or accessories associated with the above products shall not be prohibited. In addition, the measure bars the use of California law enforcement personnel or funds to assist in the enforcement of federal laws relating to marijuana and provides that any person who “threatens the enjoyment” of the provisions of this measure is guilty of a misdemeanor. While the measure generally permits the use of marijuana, it authorizes the Legislature to impose standards restricting the use of marijuana by persons operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery, or engaging in conduct that could affect public safety. Personal use of marijuana products in enclosed or restricted public places could also be regulated. Regulation of Commercial Production. This measure requires that commercial production of marijuana products for recreational or religious use be regulated in a manner analogous to California’s beer and wine industries. Commercial production of marijuana is defined in this measure as the production of more than 99 flowering female marijuana plants and 12 pounds of dried, cured flowers of marijuana. The production of a lesser amount is deemed personal use and is exempt from permitting, licensing requirements, or taxation.
GO VOTE. If every on that smokes pot voted we would win. GO VOTE
 
liketosmoke

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update assembly member Rob Bonta and Don Duncan head of ASA want to screw over California medical marijuana patients and perpetuate the war on weed. This bill has already passed assembly floor and the senate gets to vote on this Aug 17. If this bill were to pass growing your own medicine will make you a class c felon. I am all for bringing accountability and quality control measures to ensure your medicine is safe for human consumption but this bill will end medical marijuana as we know and will put the power into the hands of major corporations. Thankfully we have an opposing bill called th California Cannabis Hemp initiative of 2016 written for the people, to protect your rights, end the prohibition, decriminalize marijuana and keep the corporations from monopolizing this industry. Please take a moment to educate your self and others on the matter. This is already happening in the state of Washington
Hear is there phone # and emails senator.ca.gov/senators it is easy to do you have till aug 16
 
Junk

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Thank you! I wasn't aware of this issue at all.

It seems extremely asinine, to say that a patient would benefit from cannabis, a plant they can grow on their own & has extremely low risk, must get it though the govt. Not only should this be recreationally legal in my opinion, but if you want to make it strictly medical, it should be attainable with "over the counter drugs" ease.

What's next, I can't grow my own grapes to make my own wine? Because I see absolutely no difference. They going to stop me from growing my own Aloe, so that I have to get it at CVS?

Sooner or later, the overwhelming evidence will be clear to all, that Mj prohibition, is not equally stupid & ineffective as alcohol prohibition, but MUCH more stupid.
 
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California: Lawmakers Announce Deal On Medical Marijuana Regulation
California's long experiment in unfettered capitalism in the medical marijuana industry looks to be coming to an end. The California Legislature has reached an agreement to create a "regulatory framework" for medicinal cannabis.

Lawmakers said late on Thursday they've reached a deal on regulate and license medical marijuana, report Christopher Cadelago and Alexei Koseff at The Sacramento Bee.

"The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) is delighted that the California legislature has reached an agreement to create a regulatory framework for medical cannabis," the organization announced in a Friday morning email. "We have not yet reviewed the final language, but we are hopeful about the agreement -- and look forward to working with the state to establish a regulatory structure."

The regulations for California's billion-dollar medicinal cannabis industry will be contained in three bills that have gotten the approval of both chambers of the Legislature and the office of Governor Jerry Brown, according to Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), one of the authors.

Bonta said his measure, along with the others, will be released on Friday, and would require state and local licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries. It would create a Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation to oversee licensing and regulatory affairs, involving the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health.

The new bureau would be part of the Department of Consumer Affairs and would be headed by a director confirmed by the state Senate.

Local cities and counties will be able to place taxes for cultivation and retail sales on the ballot, in addition to sales taxes on marijuana, and could designate "fees" to recoup "regulation costs," according to Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), another author.

McGuire said his bill will track and trace all medicinal cannabis, and includes a provision designating marijuana an agricultural product. Under Senate Bill 643, municipalities would also be eligible for grants from a "production and mitigation" fund, with that money going to law enforcement and "cleanup."

The agreement calls for mandatory lab testing, including for edible products, concentrates and oils, for patient safety.

Lawmakers face a midnight Friday deadline. McGuire said plans call for the Senate bill to be amended with new language in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee before going to the Assembly floor for a vote, then returning to the Senate. The Assembly wills will be amended in the Senate Rules Committee before going to the Senate and Assembly.

With a planned measure to legalize recreational marijuana trying for next year's ballot, Gov. Brown and lawmakers have been working on a compromise to regulate the state's two-decade-old medical marijuana industry. The apparent deal came after complaints that lawmakers were scrambling over who'd take credit.
This will start Jan 1 2017 vote for CCHI 2016
 
gardnguyahoy

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More cali folks should read this. @Seamaiden how do we get more ppl on the farm aware of this so the cali heads can rally?
 
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Wisher619

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i am still confused as to why people are saying that personal growers can be sugject to this act....it clearly states that anyone cultivating anything other then for personal use need a commercial liscense....but @liketosmoke where does it say that we as personal growers be subject to class c felony....i cant find it anywhere....also these bills dont become active until 2017......just really confused by what the bill says and what people are saying...can someone please show me exactly where we as personal growers become criminal??
 
GrowGod

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Welcome to regulation!the people vote to open the doors then the big wigs will step in and push out the people.
 
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(b)Â (1) A patient who cultivates, possesses, stores, manufactures, or transports cannabis exclusively for his or her personal medical use but who does not provide, donate, sell, or distribute cannabis to any other person is not, thereby, engaged in commercial cannabis activity and is, therefore, exempt from the licensure requirements of this chapter.

(2)Â A primary caregiver who cultivates, possesses, stores, manufactures, transports, donates, or provides cannabis exclusively for the personal medical purposes of no more than five specified qualified patients for whom he or she is the primary caregiver within the meaning of Section 11362.7 of the Health and Safety Code but who does not receive remuneration for these activities except for compensation in full compliance with subdivision (c) of Section 11362.765 of the Health and Safety Code is not engaged in commercial cannabis activity and is, therefore, exempt from the licensure requirements of this chapter.

so where does it say that i will be breaking the law as I and many others fall into this category
 
Seamaiden

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I can't remember which of the THREE bills says that patients and caregivers who qualify under Proposition 215 still qualify, but one of them makes that statement.
 
Wisher619

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well the one uptop was quoted from AB266......Ive looked through all of them and not one of them says anything about home growers....when you look at the license the smallest license A small grow is 5000sqft 50 plants....I really just dislike the fact that some people try all these scare tactics like we as personal growers will be charged with felony...everyone will be charged as such at a Federal level....all 3 bills passed clearly outline the fact that everone growing for dispensaries need to be regulated....i actually agree....if something is deemed medicine it needs some type of regulation....all these pesticides and shit sprayed by alot of growers that go to the dispensaries and people smoke that shit.....I think they are really trying to gear up for creating an industry with infastrusture...i do feel like shit for all large crop growers that will now have to comply with standards and pay fees and show earnings and be inspected to make sure your enviroment an usge of certain chemicals are not taking place....this is for patients.....this is really to put a stop to the black market which really is what it is....whether its a dispensary or not....unless u are a caregiver its blackmarket.....and as bad as i feel.....if i had to go to a dispensary i would want to know what my purchase tests at and know if is free of pesticides and mold and whatever else....I also didnt read anywhere that says you have to get your meds through the dispensary as a prop 215 patient it cleary states that if growing for myself or 5 patients that i am exempt
 
MrBelvedere

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you can see by how fee ppl responded to this they dont vote or care just how it is

I posted dire warnings here about three months ago about these new bills and there was literally four replies. :/

I can't remember which of the THREE bills says that patients and caregivers who qualify under Proposition 215 still qualify, but one of them makes that statement.

the third bill




(g) This section does not apply to a qualified patient cultivating marijuana pursuant to Section 11362.5 if the area he or she uses to cultivate marijuana does not exceed 100 square feet and he or she cultivates marijuana for his or her personal medical use and does not sell, distribute, donate, or provide marijuana to any other person or entity. This section does not apply to a primary caregiver cultivating marijuana pursuant to Section 11362.5 if the area he or she uses to cultivate marijuana does not exceed 500 square feet and he or she cultivates marijuana exclusively for the personal medical use of no more than five specified qualified patients for whom he or she is the primary caregiver within the meaning of Section 11362.7 and does not receive remuneration for these activities, except for compensation provided in full compliance with subdivision (c) of Section 11362.765. For purposes of this section, the area used to cultivate marijuana shall be measured by the aggregate area of vegetative growth of live marijuana plants on the premises. Exemption from the requirements of this section does not limit or prevent a city, county, or city and county from regulating or banning the cultivation, storage, manufacture, transport, provision, or other activity by the exempt person, or impair the enforcement of that regulation or ban.

This program does not include patients who are cultivating in an area under 100 sq ft (10 x 10) that are growing just for themselves, and do not sell, give away, or SHARE their weed with anyone else. Got that? Your personal 10x10 garden does not get regulated as long as you never share a joint with anyone from it. Otherwise you are fucked. Sorry.

Caregivers are not regulated by this program if their garden is under 500 sq ft (25 x 20) and they are cultivating for 5 or less patients. You must meet the definition of primary caregiver for those 5 folks which means, “individual designated by the patient... who has consistently assumed responsibility for the housing, health, or safety of that person." And you can’t get paid… sorry.

The square footage is measured by the combination of grow areas used…

Cities and counties can still ban or limit growing if they want though…
 
Wisher619

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the thing is city's and County's have always had the ability to do as they please....my county banned all dispensaries....like 5 years ago....furthermore you could never give a joint to someone anyways...under 215 or 420...personal use is personal use....but....there are no regulations on medicating together.....under the current laws all dispensaries are in violation since the early 90's....same with caregivers....they have always been in violation since Caregiver has always been a person that comes to there house and takes care of them....In Home Supportive Services..IHSS..caregivers get paid for the hours they care for the patient...if the person needs 24 hour care then there is a staff that takes shifts.....Supplies there meds...gets there meds...food, bathing etc....if someone is that bad off that they cant find a way to a dispensary where they live....then they usually have caregivers..
IMO i am not really for or against this State Bill because it dosnt effect me....i know that sounds selfish but if i was a large scale commercial grower....i would be getting my shit together so I fall into compliance....or ........stay balckmarket.....either or
 
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