California is all set to implement some new standards of organic marijuana legalization and regulation. The state is planning to allow displaying and offering marijuana samples at county fairs. And that’s not all, as the state prepares for legal marijuana sales next year onwards; they are already setting a new benchmark. Just the way you can order a pizza delivered to your home, you can also get your weed at your door step.
The state is planning to allow displaying and offering marijuana samples at county fairs. And that’s not all, as the state prepares for legal marijuana sales next year onwards; they are already setting a new benchmark. Just the way you can order a pizza delivered to your home, you can also get your weed at your door step.
Jerry Brown’s administration is putting all possible efforts to unite California’s new recreational marijuana law with the existing MMJ program. This is also beneficial for state’s revenues.
Senator Mike McGuire said, “One of the biggest challenges we have is taking a multi-billion-dollar industry out of the dark and now into the light.”
By the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018,
state officials are planning to bring in a set of rules and regulations marijuana market, and the resulting state revenues through taxes on marijuana sales are estimated to be in the window of $7 billion. The regulations will include how much plants a person can grow for sales purpose and the location where these plants can be grown, and where to store them. By the second half of the year, it is expected that California will roll out full legal sales of marijuana, for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
In simple words, cannabis will be treated the same as alcohol, and people over 21 years of age will be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants at home.
The state is planning to release a budget of around $118 million as start-up cost,
which also includes the setting up of technology and employing and training the newly hired workforce on new regulations and license issue procedures. Also, a tax office will also be set up north of San Francisco, where marijuana business owners will be able to deposit their taxes in cash. And this is a logical step from the federal laws’ perspective.
Under federal law, marijuana is still an illegal substance, and thus marijuana based businesses won’t be able to open bank accounts, carry out credit card transactions from their marijuana based business accounts, or any other marijuana business activity. This is because federally regulated banking system won’t allow transactions involving money generated from marijuana deals.
This is going to be a great step for a state that has also accepted craft beer and small wineries with an open heart.
This also means that the state will need to set precise rules that dictate marijuana producers to classify their crop yield as “organic goods.” The state is also planning to treat marijuana growing just like wineries, giving them specific regions where the crops can grow to a high yield, these regions are also known as appellations.
The regulation will also allow businesses to sell pot and offer samples at cannabis festivals, county fairs, and regional agricultural associations.
Growing, distributing and selling pot will be legally allowed to businesses in a regulated form. However, safety testing firms will be independent, and will not be tied to any grower or retailer.
And just like alcohol, keeping marijuana in an open container in a vehicle will be illegal.
However, people with a medical card or doctor’s prescription will be exempted from this rule. If it’s for medicinal use, open containers of marijuana will be allowed in vehicles. But you won’t be allowed to drive after consuming marijuana. If you do so, you’ll be charged with driving under influence (DUI), just like drunken driving.
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