Historic California Medical Cannabis Regulations Advance

CALIFORNIA:  California lawmakers have reached a historic compromise on regulating the world’s largest medical pot economy — paving the way for recreational legalization in 2016.

Yesterday, a sweeping bill to regulate California medical marijuana passed the California Assembly with a resounding, bipartisan 60-8 vote.

Assembly Bill 266 was crafted by police, merged with an industry-backed bill, and ultimately earned bipartisan support of lawmakers and the endorsement of the Emerald Grower’s Association, Americans for Safe Access and other industry groups.