MEDICAL M DISPENSING MEASURE INTRODUCED IN CALIFORNIA
Medical Marijuana Dispensing Measure introduced In California
Ask Your State Senator to Clarify Medical Marijuana Distribution by Supporting SB 1182!
Longtime NORML ally Mark Leno is sponsoring legislation, Senate Bill 1182, that seeks to clarify how medical marijuana dispensaries may legally operate under state law.
As introduced, SB 1182 seeks to bar from state prosecution those establishments that operate within the state Attorney General’s 2008 written guidelines for marijuana cooperatives and collectives. You can read the AG’s guidelines for the ‘lawful operation of cooperative or a collective’ here.
Leno’s measure also states, “This bill would exempt those entities and persons from criminal prosecution or punishment solely on the basis of the fact that they receive compensation for actual expenses incurred in carrying out activities that are in compliance with those guidelines.”
You can read the full text of the measure here.
California NORML strongly supports SB 1182, as it would substantially eliminate confusion over the legality of the state’s several hundred dispensaries. You can learn more about this measure from California NORML. You can also contact your member of the state senate by visiting NORML’s Take Action Center here:
Thank you for your support of NORML’s marijuana law reform efforts in California.
The NORML Team