State Assembly Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana Fails

CALIFORNIA: AB473 fell six votes short of a majority Friday.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (SF) said his bill would not have prevented further regulations on the local level. About 200 California cities have banned marijuana dispensaries.

In a statement after the vote, he said he will continue to push for state oversight.

In a statement after the vote, he said he will continue to push for state oversight.

The Senate passed a related measure last week stating that dispensaries cannot operate at a profit. Under SB439, the owners can receive reasonable compensation for expenses.

That bill awaits consideration in the Assembly.

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