Democratic Assemblymember Tom Ammiano says his Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act was in response to US Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Justice Department will let states with tough marijuana regulations in place handle enforcement of the drug.
“Statements recently from Attorney General Holder looked like a positive step toward an improvement over the situation that exists in California today,” says Ammiano.
AB 604, along with a twin measure from Democratic Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg, would apply state-wide standards to growing, selling and distributing marijuana for medical use, which became legal in the state in 1996.
The Governor would have until October 13 to sign or veto either bill should one of them make it out of the legislature.
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