Medical Pot Advocates Stump for Dispensary Regulation Bill
On Saturday, medical marijuana advocates launched a three-day event in Sacramento to rally support for a bill (AB 2312) -- by Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) -- that would create a statewide oversight agency to regulate legal dispensaries. In Congress, Reps. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) have co-sponsored an amendment that would block funding for federal efforts to close businesses in California and 16 other states that permit medical marijuana use.
- "California Medical Pot Advocates Push Bill To Regulate Legal Dispensaries" (Hecht, Sacramento Bee, 5/20).
- "Political Blotter: Medical Pot Activists Plan State Capitol Blitz" (Richman, Contra Costa Times, 5/21).