|California Senate Chamber|
This week the California legislature re-introduced the Compassionate Care bill – SB 829, which will receive a new bill number next session. This marks the legislature’s test of California’s newly elected governor, Gavin Newsom, who is predicted to be more reasonable that outgoing Jerry Brown who vetoed that Compassionate Care bill this past session.
There are many provisions and taxes within Prop. 64 that need to be amended. PAN covers a story here that highlights everything our organization has been reporting regarding the problems with Prop. 64 and how it encourages a thriving unregulated market.
Compassion Flower Report - Episode 15
Those most affected are patients that are overwhelmingly using the unregulated market because we can no longer afford the taxes at licensed shops.
PAN is asking all patients and providers to list those provisions or issues you are having with accessing the regulated market or the barriers to becoming a legitimate cannabis business in California, and share them with PAN. PAN is working with the legislature now to improve our laws. California deserves to have the best cannabis laws in the country and we, collectively, are only ones that can make it happen. We look forward to hearing from you.