Medical Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana

Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, provides certain legal protections for qualified patients and caregivers that cultivate and use marijuana. Almost immediately following the passage of the ballot measure, local governments faced various uncertainties with implementation and regulation related to the legal and illegal usage of medical marijuana. Issues have risen regarding land use and zoning, environmental problems and public safety and law enforcement issues, to name a few. In addition, within the last several years the Legislature has begun to engage in the debate about marijuana regulation with a potential 2016 recreational ballot measure on the horizon. CSAC is engaged at the legislative level working to ensure strong local control protections in any of the proposed state regulatory structure.

To help facilitate the exchange of information and to assist CSAC in responding to efforts related to marijuana, CSAC leadership created a Medical Marijuana Working Group to serve as a venue for research and information sharing. The Working Group’s scope encompasses the legal, social, public safety, public health, and environmental impacts of the medical marijuana issue.

Co-Chair: Supervisor Mark Lovelace, Humboldt County
Co-Chair: Supervisor Bruce McPherson, Santa Cruz County

CSAC Staff:

Karen Keene, Senior Legislative Representative
Cara Martinson, Legislative Representative
Amanda Yang, Legislative Assistant

 

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