California Governor Signs 10 Marijuana Bills, Including Interstate Commerce, Employment Protections And Record SealingPosted by On


California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed 10 marijuana-related bills on Sunday, including measures to set the state up to allow interstate cannabis commerce, provide employment protections for marijuana consumers, facilitate record sealing of prior convictions and prevent localities from blocking medical cannabis deliveries.

The legislature delivered numerous cannabis bills to the governor near the end of the session, and Newsom acted on the majority of them in one fell swoop. He said the reforms were necessary to help fulfill the promises of legalization and continue to address the collateral consequences of prohibition.

“For too many Californians, the promise of cannabis legalization remains out of reach,” Newsom said in a press release. “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.”

One of the most significant pieces of legislation that the governor signed on Sunday will allow for interstate marijuana commerce from California to and from other legal states, contingent on an official assurance that the activity would not put the state at risk of federal enforcement action.

That bill from Sen. Anna Caballero (D) advanced through the legislature just around the time that, on the other side of the…

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