Bill Would Require State Agency To Inspect Wrappers On Edible Marijuana Products
Assemblyman Ed Chau wants to let the state decide if any of the marketing is targeting children. In other news, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a man for his role in the California Healthcare Collective.
Los Angeles Times:
One California Lawmaker Hopes The State Will Inspect Marijuana Candy To Make Sure It Isn't Marketed To Children
The coming sale of marijuana-infused candy and baked goods for recreational use in California has one lawmaker demanding close inspection of every wrapper by the state to make sure the products are not marketed to minors. Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) has introduced a bill that would require a state agency to inspect the labeling of any edible pot product to make sure it is not attracting children and inspect its packaging to make sure it is child-resistant. Labels with cartoon characters or child-friendly names could be vetoed by the state Bureau of Marijuana Control. (McGreevy, 1/19)
Obama Commutes Prison Sentence Of California Healthcare Collective Pot Dealer
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the 20-year prison sentenced imposed on Richard Ruiz Montes, convicted in 2008 for his role in the Modesto’s pot-dealing California Healthcare Collective. In one of his final presidential acts, Obama used his executive authority to cut Montes’ sentence by more than half. Now held at a federal facility in Atwater, according to the Bureau of Prisons’ inmate locator, the 36-year-old Montes will be released May 19. (Doyle, 1/19)