With the perfected idea of California on Recreational Marijuana (RM) is less than a year away, state lawmakers approved legislation that illustrates what that may look like, think: Marijuana samples at the county fair, home delivery, Organic label regulations and an industry a lot like the craft beer model.
Lawmakers went deep into the issues this past week approving a massive and detailed piece of legislation regulating the soon-to-be $7-B RM industry in California.
Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the legislation, and California is soon to embark on a monumental experiment blending the lessons learned from medicinal marijuana (MM) and alcohol while bringing a once illicit drug industry mainstream.
The AP published a primer on what to expect under the new law when RM becomes legal.
The legislation outlines regulations governing marijuana businesses while promoting a new, “baseline rules for marijuana businesses and was crafted to promote a new artisanal industry in a state that has embraced craft beer and small wineries,” according to the publication.