Caliornia Cannabis Hemp Initiative Or Cchi 2016

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CCHI2016.org Please Read CCHI 2016 at Bottom

Signature Drive starts on Oct 31 2015 You need to register to vote

The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative (CCHI 2016) is organizing a statewide infrastructure of volunteers and activists in a drive to qualify for the November 8, 2016 ballot. The group's signature drive is set to begin October 31, 2015 through April 21, 2016, and CCHI 2016 will have just under 180 days to gather 600,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot, according to proponent Michael Jolson. "We are at a 30-year low in the amount of signatures needed to qualify an initiative for the California ballot," Jolson wrote in a Wednesday fundraising email. "We will need to gather 365,880 signatures ... In order to attain the necessary 365,880 signatures, we will need to gross around 600,000 signatures by April 21, 2016! We will submit our signatures into the counties on April 26, 2016." "We are building our grassroots volunteer infrastructure in preparation for our upcoming signature drive," Jolson said. "The more volunteers and activists we can get to help us organize our grassroots effort, the better chance we have of qualifying for the November 8, 2016 ballot!" "We need to raise massive support throughout California," Jolson said. "We need help coordinating volunteers in all 58 counties and are organizing Regional Coordinators for this task. "We are growing as a grassroots political movement towards 100 percent ending the prohibition of Cannabis Hemp," Jolson said. "We are gaining interest every day. We, the CCHI 2016, look forward to having your help with our all grassroots effort to end the prohibition of Cannabis Hemp in California!" - See more at:

http://www.cchi2016.org/index.html

California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016
California Cannabis Hemp Act of 2016
AN ACT TO AMEND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE OF CALIFORNIA:
I. Add Section 11362.3 to the Health and Safety Code of California, such laws and policies shall control any contrary laws and policies:
(a) No person, business, or corporate entity shall be arrested or prosecuted, be denied any right or privilege, nor be subject to any criminal or civil penalties for the possession, cultivation, transportation, distribution, use, or consumption of cannabis hemp marijuana, as provided in this Act, including:
(1) Cannabis hemp industrial products.
(2) Cannabis hemp medicinal preparations.
(3) Cannabis hemp nutritional products.
(4) Cannabis hemp euphoric products.
(b) Definition of terms:
(1) (A) The terms “cannabis hemp” and “cannabis hemp marijuana” mean the natural, non-genetically modified plant cannabis hemp, hemp, cannabis, marihuana, marijuana, cannabis sativa L, cannabis Americana, cannabis chinensis, cannabis indica, cannabis ruderalis, cannabis sativa, or any variety of cannabis, including any derivative, concentrate, extract, flower, leaf, particle, preparation, resin, root, salt, seed, stalk, stem, or any product thereof.
(B) The term “non-genetically modified plant” means a cannabis plant in which the genetic material has not been transgenically or cisgenically altered in a way that would produce offspring which otherwise would not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.
(2) The term “cannabis hemp industrial products” means natural cannabis hemp, regardless of cannabinoid content, and all products made from cannabis hemp that are not designed or intended for human consumption, including, but not limited to: clothing, building materials, paper, fiber, fuel, lubricants, plastics, paint, seed for cultivation, animal feed, veterinary medicine, oil, or any other product that is not designed for internal human consumption; as well as cannabis hemp plants used for crop rotation, erosion control, pest control, weed control, or any other horticultural or environmental purposes, for example, the extraction of atmospheric carbon dioxide and toxic soil reclamation.
(3) The term “cannabis hemp medicinal preparations” means natural cannabis hemp, and all products made from cannabis hemp that are designed, intended, or used for human consumption for the treatment of any human disease or medical condition, for pain relief, or for any healing purpose, including but not limited to the treatment, prevention, or relief of: Alzheimer’s and pre-Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, arthritis, asthma, cancer, cramps, epilepsy, glaucoma, lupus, migraine, multiple sclerosis, nausea, premenstrual syndrome, side effects of cancer chemotherapy, fibromyalgia, sickle cell anemia, spasticity, spinal injury, stress, easement of post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, immunodeficiency, wasting syndrome from AIDS or anorexia; use as an antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-viral, or anti-emetic; as a healing agent, or as an adjunct to any medical or herbal treatment. Mental conditions including, but not limited to bipolar, depression, attention deficit disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are also conditions considered for medical use.
(4) The term “cannabis hemp nutritional products” means natural cannabis hemp grown for consumption by humans and animals as food, including but not limited to leaf, root, seed, seed protein, seed oil, essential fatty acids, seed cake, dietary fiber, or any preparation or extract thereof.
(5) The term “cannabis hemp euphoric products” means natural cannabis hemp intended for consumption by people for personal, recreational, meditative, spiritual, religious, or other purpose, other than cannabis hemp industrial products, cannabis hemp medicinal preparations, or cannabis hemp nutritional products.
(6) The term “personal use” means the consumption of cannabis hemp by people 21 years of age or older for any relaxant, meditative, religious, spiritual, recreational, or other purpose other than sale.
(7) The term “commercial production” means the production of cannabis hemp products for sale or profit under the conditions of these provisions.
(c) Industrial cannabis hemp farmers, manufacturers, processors, distributors, medicinal collectives, and retailers shall not be subject to any special zoning requirement, regulation, licensing fee, or tax that is excessive, discriminatory, or prohibitive.
(d) Cannabis hemp and cannabis hemp medicinal preparations are hereby reclassified and de-scheduled from the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Licensed physicians shall not be subject to any professional licensing review or hearing, nor be penalized for, nor restricted from, approving or recommending cannabis hemp for medical purposes to any patient, regardless of age. No tax shall be applied to cannabis hemp medicinal preparations. Sufficient community outlets shall be allowed to provide reasonable and discreet access for patients. For the purpose of obtaining access to safe, effective medicinal cannabis, a patient may designate, at any time, any individual, or any collective and/or dispensary established to provide such cannabis hemp medicinal preparations, as their primary caregiver.
(e) Personal use of cannabis hemp euphoric products.
(1) No permit, license, or tax shall be required for the non-commercial cultivation, transportation, distribution, or consumption of cannabis hemp.
(2) No person shall be required to submit to testing for inactive and/or inert residual cannabis metabolites as a condition of any right or privilege including employment or insurance, nor may the presence of such metabolites be considered in determining employment, other impairment, or intoxication. Testing for active (not metabolized) cannabis may be used and considered in determining impairment or intoxication.
(3) When a person falls within the conditions of these exceptions, the offense laws do not apply and only the exception laws apply.
(f) Commerce in cannabis hemp euphoric products shall be limited to adults, 21 years of age and older, and shall be regulated in a manner analogous, and no more onerous than California’s beer and wine model. For the purpose of distinguishing personal from commercial production, 99 flowering female plants and 12 pounds of dried, cured cannabis hemp flowers, but not leaf, produced per adult, 21 years of age and older, per year shall be presumed as being for personal use.
(g) The manufacture, marketing, distribution, or sales, between adults, of equipment or accessories designed to assist in the planting, cultivation, harvesting, curing, processing, packaging, storage, analysis, consumption, or transportation of cannabis hemp plants, industrial cannabis hemp products, cannabis hemp medicinal preparations, cannabis hemp nutritional products, cannabis hemp euphoric products, or any cannabis hemp product shall not be prohibited, except as provided in this Act.
(h) No California law enforcement personnel, State or local employees of any kind, or funds shall be used to assist or aid and abet in the enforcement of Federal cannabis hemp marijuana laws involving acts that are hereby no longer illegal in the State of California.
(i) Any person who threatens the enjoyment of these provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor. The maximum penalties and fines of a misdemeanor may be imposed.
II. (a) Repeal, delete, and expunge any and all existing state and local statutory laws and regulations that conflict with the provisions of this Act.
(b) (1). Enactment of this Act shall include the case by case review for the purpose of sentence modification, amnesty, immediate release from prison, jail, parole, and probation, and/or clearing, expunging, and deletion of all cannabis hemp marijuana criminal records for all persons currently charged with, or convicted of any non-violent cannabis hemp marijuana offenses invalidated or modified by this act, which are hereby no longer illegal and/or applicable in the State of California. People who fall within this category that triggered an original sentence are included within this provision.
(c) Within 60 days of the passage of this Act, the Attorney General shall develop and distribute a one-page application, providing for the destruction of all cannabis hemp marijuana criminal records in California for any such offense invalidated by this Act. Such forms shall be distributed to district and city attorneys, and made available at all courthouses, law enforcement departments in the State, and electronically at to persons hereby affected. Upon filing such form with any Superior Court and a payment of a fee of $10.00, the Court shall liberally construe these provisions to benefit the defendant in furtherance of the amnesty and dismissal provision of this section. Upon the Court’s ruling under this provision the arrest record shall be set aside and be destroyed. Such persons may then truthfully state that they have never been arrested or convicted of any cannabis hemp marijuana related offense that is hereby no longer illegal in the State of California. This shall be deemed to be a finding of factual innocence under California Penal Code Section 851.8 et seq.
III. (a) Within 6 months of the passage of this Act, the legislature is required upon thorough investigation, to enact legislation using reasonable standards which are compatible with the provisions of this Act to:
1. (A) License concessionary establishments to distribute cannabis hemp euphoric products in a manner analogous to California’s beer and wine industry model. Sufficient community outlets shall be licensed to provide reasonable commercial access to persons of legal age, so as to discourage and prevent the misuse of, and illicit traffic in, such products. Any license or permit fee required by the State for commercial production, distribution, or use shall not exceed $1,000.00. Regulation, penalties, and enforcement shall be in a manner analogous to, and no more onerous than, California’s beer and wine model.
(B) Adopt existing health and product safety rules established for the herbal products industry for the protection of the public, employees, and consumers.
2. Place an excise tax on commercial sale of cannabis hemp euphoric products, analogous to California’s wine industry model, so long as no excise tax or combination of excise taxes shall exceed 10% of the retail price of the products. Fifty percent of the excise tax revenues collected shall be made available to fund research, development and promotion of diverse industrial, nutritional, and medicinal hemp industries in California.
3. Determine an acceptable and uniform standard of impairment based on scientifically acceptable performance testing, to restrict persons impaired by cannabis hemp euphoric products from operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery, or otherwise engaging in conduct that may affect public safety.
4. Regulate the personal use of cannabis hemp euphoric products in enclosed and/or restricted public places.
IV. Pursuant to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the people of California hereby repudiate and challenge Federal cannabis hemp marijuana prohibitions that conflict with this Act.
V. Severability: If any provision of this Act, or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance, shall be held invalid by any court, the remainder of this Act, to the extent it can be given effect, or the application of such provisions to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.
VI. Construction: If any rival or conflicting initiative regulating any matter addressed by this Act receives the higher affirmative vote, then all non-conflicting parts shall become operative.
VII. Purpose of Act: This Act is an exercise of the police powers of the State for the protection of the safety, welfare, health, and peace of the people and the environment of the State, to protect the industrial and medicinal uses of cannabis hemp, to eliminate the unlicensed and unlawful cultivation, selling, and dispensing of cannabis hemp; and to encourage temperance in the consumption of cannabis hemp euphoric products. It is hereby declared that the subject matter of this Act involves, in the highest degree, the ecological, economic, social, and moral well-being and safety of the State and all of its people. All provisions of this Act shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of these purposes: To respect human rights, to promote tolerance, and to end cannabis hemp prohibition.

CALIFORNIA CANNABIS HEMP INITIATIVE 2016
(The Jack Herer Initiative)
AN INITIATIVE OF THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA TO END HEMP PROHIBITION IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA


Decriminalizes cannabis hemp. Creates and funds new cannabis hemp based industries and jobs.
Permits the use of marijuana by adults 21 and older and licenses, regulates, enforces, and taxes recreational marijuana sales just like beer and wine.
Requires that 50% of excise taxes collected from sales of recreational cannabis be made available to be used for the development, promotion, and assistance in the creation of new businesses with high paying jobs in the industrial, nutritional, and medicinal cannabis hemp industries.
Prohibits any and all taxation of medicinal cannabis, and expands the accessibility of medicinal cannabis used in accordance with Proposition 215. Requires all state laws and local ordinances that conflict with CCHI be repealed or amended to conform. Prohibits cities and counties from imposing discriminatory, excessive, or prohibitive zoning requirements and fees on cannabis outlets.
Allows farmers to grow industrial hemp and hemp seed, and allows industries and entrepreneurs to use the crop for the many uses and applications that hemp provides, both historically and modern. Restricts the use in California of trans-genetically modified Cannabis seeds.
Eliminates the unfair practice of drug testing for Cannabis metabolites, which can be retained in the human body for months. Impairment testing for non-metabolized cannabis, a more effective and accurate measurement for impairment or recent usage, would replace the metabolite test.
Mandates that the state establish performance based standards, similar to those established for alcohol, to determine levels of impairment for safe operation of motor vehicles and other equipment.
Allows for the release and discharge of people currently being punished for non –violent marijuana offenses, saving taxpayers millions of dollars annually and freeing up jail space, judicial and crime fighting resources.
Removes Cannabis hemp from the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act, effectively ending our implicit agreement that allows the Federal Government to regulate Cannabis as a Schedule I drug in California and to reassert our sovereign state’s right to grow and use cannabis as we see fit.
Prohibits California Law enforcement from assisting Federal Drug agents attempting to enforce federal laws that are no longer illegal by reason of this legislation.
Allows for personal use and possession of Cannabis grown for personal consumption. Caps the excise tax for commercial sales at 10% of retail price. Caps the license fees for commercial production, distribution, and sales at 1000$.
Allows a physician to approve or recommend medicinal cannabis without fear of repercussion to all patients, regardless of age.

This is what we all want.
Liketosmoke
 
Og Gong

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"Restricts the use in California of trans-genetically modified Cannabis seeds" <--what does this mean?

If this passes it will be a dream come true!
 
markscastle

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Wish I had a printer. Off grid and on generator power so limited to a laptop run off my Android cell connection to the web. I`d also like to help get a few people to sign in Butte and surrounding counties.
 
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Tell me where to sign this ! I`m registered to vote and support this bill 1000% !
No word yet
I would like to see every medical depensery to have forms to register to vote and forms for signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Instagrame page for daily updates page name= CCHI2016

Subscribe to our newsletter form on home page CCHI2016.org
With your email address and contact names and numbers below

CA Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016
2242 Ralston St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Statewide Coordinator:
Buddy Duzy
805.402.1212
[email protected]

Local And Regional Coordinators:
Los Angeles Area:
Rev. Patrick H. Moore CHt
Twitter: @DrMesmer
[email protected]

Southern California:
Terre Lowe
714.341.0931
[email protected]

Bay Area:
Michael Jolson
[email protected]

Bay Area Public Network Manager:

Sonjia Miles
[email protected]

Stockton:
Sahem Haddad
[email protected]

Managing Board of Directors:

Buddy Duzy 805 402 1212
 
geologic

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"Restricts the use in California of trans-genetically modified Cannabis seeds" <--what does this mean?
If this passes it will be a dream come true!

If you don't keep an eye on 'em--
it means whatever they want it to mean...
[Just as our politicians changed the definition of the Spanish word "Marijuana" from 'the flowering tops of the female plant' to
'all parts of the Cannabis plant';
and then forced that definition on the UN/whole world...]
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"For police departments and prosecutors, the challenge will be distinguishing genetically modified marijuana while in the field. Fortunately, there are simple guidelines available such as this one which comes from a respected Canadian mail order seed vendor:
Polyploid Traits (Click trait for image):
Ducksfoot
Four sets of leaves at the nodes
Stretched (doubled) flowers
Dark green leaves
Double bud sites
Heavy feeder
High water consumption
Thick meristem
Pistil discoloration (pink pistils under black light)
Extreme potency
Vigour and extra growth on first generation
VIDEO: Every strain shown in this video is GMO."
https://www.thcfarmer.com/community/threads/sport-hunting.56603/page-13#post-1297703
 
liketosmoke

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If you don't keep an eye on 'em--
it means whatever they want it to mean...
[Just as our politicians changed the definition of the Spanish word "Marijuana" from 'the flowering tops of the female plant' to
'all parts of the Cannabis plant';
and then forced that definition on the UN/whole world...]
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"For police departments and prosecutors, the challenge will be distinguishing genetically modified marijuana while in the field. Fortunately, there are simple guidelines available such as this one which comes from a respected Canadian mail order seed vendor:
Polyploid Traits (Click trait for image):
Ducksfoot
Four sets of leaves at the nodes
Stretched (doubled) flowers
Dark green leaves
Double bud sites
Heavy feeder
High water consumption
Thick meristem
Pistil discoloration (pink pistils under black light)
Extreme potency
Vigour and extra growth on first generation
VIDEO: Every strain shown in this video is GMO."
https://www.thcfarmer.com/community/threads/sport-hunting.56603/page-13#post-1297703
Definition of terms:
B) The term “non-genetically modified plant” means a cannabis plant in which the genetic material has not been transgenically or cisgenically altered in a way that would produce offspring which otherwise would not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.
 
geologic

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What I'm talkin' about is after it's a "done deal",
they have a habit Heh of altering laws we vote in later on--
when the bought-and-paid-for "regulators" get ahold of it...
 
liketosmoke

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What I'm talkin' about is after it's a "done deal",
they have a habit Heh of altering laws we vote in later on--
when the bought-and-paid-for "regulators" get ahold of it...
Yes i agree, We have a long battle of law suites till it is legal on a federal level, most of us at this forum belive it should be like corn or tobaco and free to grow and the governments want us to pay high licence fees to grow and tax on cannabis.
CChI2016 seems like a dream come true that wont last but it is the best thing we have going now till the next one comes along.
 
geologic

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Fresh from MPP:
(pass what bill???)...

California is long overdue in implementing meaningful regulation for those who provide medical marijuana to qualified patients, and we are near a solution. I understand both the Assembly and the Senate are negotiating a compromise bill with the help of the governor. As your constituent, I hope you are doing everything you can to help ensure we will not continue to go without a regulatory framework for medical marijuana businesses operating all around the state.

It is really a no-brainer. Law enforcement, industry groups, patient groups, unions, and local government groups all agree it is time for a solution.

Please encourage your colleagues to pass a bill before the end of the day on Friday. We are all counting on you to take advantage of this opportunity!

Thank you for your service.
 
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Fresh from MPP:
(pass what bill???)...

California is long overdue in implementing meaningful regulation for those who provide medical marijuana to qualified patients, and we are near a solution. I understand both the Assembly and the Senate are negotiating a compromise bill with the help of the governor. As your constituent, I hope you are doing everything you can to help ensure we will not continue to go without a regulatory framework for medical marijuana businesses operating all around the state.

It is really a no-brainer. Law enforcement, industry groups, patient groups, unions, and local government groups all agree it is time for a solution.

Please encourage your colleagues to pass a bill before the end of the day on Friday. We are all counting on you to take advantage of this opportunity!

Thank you for your service.

This is potentially a disaster bill that the CA state government is working on, it has nothing to do with CCHI which is a citizen initiative.

I cannot believe MPP and NORML are supporting this government bill. It will end patient collectives, force unions, tax medicine, uphold local grow bans, and much more fuckery. If you click that link above change the text to say what you feel based on those points. read more here: http://weedactivist.com/2015/07/02/ab-266-breakdown-the-end-of-the-cannabis-industry-as-you-know-it/
 
tobh

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That's a hell of a bill. Good luck fellas that live out there! Get that grass roots movement going!
 
MrBelvedere

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It's going to be voted on tomorrow most likely after tomorrow government will be in recess so do your thing If you want to fight the ab266 bs.
 
markscastle

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Doesn`t matter if ab226 passes if the CCHI becomes law. The vote of the people trump the government. The state won`t be able to amend it ether, Only way it can be changed is by an other vote of the people. As for MMP and Normal they are in it for the money and if the wrong bill passes they will be in concrol of the industry and every one else will ether work with/for them or be out of the game. They depend on dumb stoners voting with there harts but not there minds. It`s also very likely that the way Cali goes , so does the nation.
 
MrBelvedere

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Don't forget that CCHI (as good as it is) totally failed to even collect enough signatures to make it on the ballot in 2014 election. Because nowhere enough people volunteered or donated to hire professional signature gatherers. That's why it is so important to get involved before big business gets there claws into the laws.

http://www.laweekly.com/news/california-marijuana-legalization-initiative-fails-4512705

There are inevitably going be competing well funded inititiatives backed by big business, unions, etc BS that will probably collect more valid signatures in a few months than CCHI can the entire time until the deadline. Mail in your CCHI petitions soon or it will just die again.
 
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California: Lawmakers Announce Deal On Medical Marijuana Regulation
It will start JAN 1 2017 Vote for CCHI 2016 to stop it
 
MrBelvedere

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AB243 expected to pass before midnight :/
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB243
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(g) State cultivator license types issued by the Department of Food and Agriculture include:

Type 1, or “specialty outdoor,” for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting of less than or equal to 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises, or up to 50 mature plants on noncontiguous plots.

Type 1A, or “specialty indoor,” for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting of less than or equal to 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises.

Type 1B, or “specialty mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, of less than or equal to 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises.

Type 2, or “small outdoor,” for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

Type 2A, or “small indoor,” for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

Type 2B, or “small mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

Type 3, or “outdoor,” for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting from 10,001 square feet to one acre, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

Type 3A, or “indoor,” for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

Type 3B, or “mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

Type 4, or “nursery,” for cultivation of medical cannabis solely as a nursery. Type 4 licensees may transport live plants.
 
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