Calling the year a mixed legislative bag, chief lobbyist of the California Cannabis Industry Association Amy Jenkins pointed to social equity funding go-aheads and the defeat of AB 1530, which overturned local delivery restrictions, as major legislative wins.
- California did not reach goals in industry tax relief or more broad business licensing. Perhaps most disappointing, cannabis banking legislation was yanked at the last pre-vote moment.
- “I would be more disappointed except for the fact that we do have commitments from the (Newsom) administration to continue to work through these issues that CCIA deems to be very significant priorities for the industry,” Jenkins said. Six passed bills await the Governor’s signature, including SB 1529, a requirement that vaping devices display quarter-inch stickers denoting certified status.