A proposed law to begin strict, statewide regulation of marijuana dispensaries would allow edibles and concentrates (wax, honey oil, dabs, shatter) to be sold legally in California dispensaries.
An earlier version of the bill proposed by Sen. Lou Correa would have banned concentrated cannabis products, often blamed for home-lab explosions triggered by butane extraction processes. Medical marijuana advocates have been dead set against the legislation.
But the law has been amended, and the office of Correa, a Santa Ana Democrat, is boasting that this is now a “bipartisan effort … to properly regulate medical marijuana dispensaries.”
Indeed, even the pro-pot crowd has been clamoring for regulation, often under the argument that the state needs to permit dispensaries and provide a framework for cities about how to limit them.
But this bill is backed by a group that had until recently rarely even acknowledged the legality of medical marijuana in the Golden State, the California Police Chiefs Association.
The latest version of the bill is a far cry from the original, however, which regulated what kind of doctors could recommend marijuana and what kind of weed they could recommend.
More over at the LA Weekly.