- More than a dozen cannabis reform bills were passed by the California legislature during the summer
- Governor Newsom signed 10 of the bills
- SGMD is focused on strengthening its presence in a variety of spaces, including cannabis
As the California legislature ended its session last month, more than a dozen cannabis reform bills were approved and sent to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration (https://cnw.fm/mCyUU); ultimately, the governor signed 10 of them (https://cnw.fm/CHabl). The show of government support for cannabis in the state bodes well for California cannabis companies, including Sugarmade (OTC: SGMD), a product and branding marketing company investing in operations and technologies with disruptive potential, including cannabis.
“For too many Californians, the promise of cannabis legalization remains out of reach,” said Governor Newsom. “These measures build on the important strides our state has made toward this goal, but much work remains to build an equitable, safe and sustainable legal cannabis industry. I look forward to partnering with the legislature and policymakers to fully realize cannabis legalization in communities across California.”
A Marijuana Moment article reported that “in the past several weeks, more than a dozen cannabis reform bills crossed the finish line in Sacramento, pending action from Gov. Gavin Newsom.” Included in those bills was one that would prohibit localities from banning medical cannabis deliveries in their areas, “a move that advocates say will both improve patient access and help fill voids throughout the state where no cannabis license types have been authorized,” the article stated.
Other bills included a measure providing employment protections for employees who use marijuana during their off hours, a bill designed to streamline record sealing for people with eligible marijuana-related convictions, and legislation that would set the state up to allow interstate cannabis commerce.
The full list of bills signed by the governor include the following: AB 1706, cannabis crimes: resentencing; AB 1646, cannabis packaging: beverages; AB 1885 by cannabis and cannabis products: animals: veterinary medicine; AB 1894, integrated cannabis vaporizer: packaging, labeling, advertisement, and marketing; AB 2210, cannabis: state temporary event licenses, venues licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, unsold inventory; AB 2188, discrimination in employment: use of cannabis; AB 2568, cannabis: insurance providers; AB 2925, California Cannabis Tax Fund: spending reports; SB 1186, Medicinal Cannabis Patients’ Right of Access Act; and SB 1326, cannabis: interstate agreements.
According to the governor’s office, these bills “build on the administration’s efforts to strengthen California’s cannabis legalization framework. As part of this year’s state budget, the governor signed legislation to provide tax relief to consumers and the cannabis industry; support equity businesses; strengthen enforcement tools against illegal cannabis operators; bolster worker protections; expand access to legal retail; and protect youth, environmental and public safety programs funded by cannabis tax revenue.
“To expedite policy reforms that prioritize and protect California consumers’ health and safety, the governor has directed the California Department of Public Health to convene subject matter experts to survey current scientific research and policy mechanisms to address the growing emergence of high-potency cannabis and hemp products,” the governor’s announcement continued. “The governor has also directed the Department of Cannabis Control to further the scientific understanding of potency and its related health impacts by prioritizing the funding of research related to cannabis potency through its existing public university grants.”
Sugarmade is focused on strengthening its presence in a variety of spaces, including cannabis. The company is rethinking metrics to leverages its portfolio data to “quickly and intuitively understand what we need to focus on creating today to satisfy customers tomorrow, improving efficiency, profit margins, and top-line sales,” (https://cnw.fm/ySdJO). SGMD’s brand portfolio currently includes CarryOutsupplies.com, SugarRush(TM), NUG Avenue, J Grade Farm, Lemon Glow and Budcars.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Sugarmade.com.
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