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Summary of Marijuana Laws

Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) into law on October 9, 2015. Composed of three separate bills—AB 266, AB 243 and SB 643—MCRSA establishes a framework for future medical marijuana regulations and a statewide licensing program for growing, manufacturing, transportation, distribution, testing, and retail dispensing of medical marijuana.
 
State licenses are not currently available. However, existing businesses who demonstrate current compliance with their local jurisdictions will be allowed to continue to operate during license application review, likely in 2018.