California’s New Cannabis Laws Explained

As California’s marijuana marketplace continues to grow, legislators continue to look for new ways to regulate it. The start of 2019 brought two new cannabis-related laws to California.

The first law is Assembly Bill 1793 that speeds up the process for people who may be eligible to get convictions related to marijuana dismissed. The bill requires the Department of Justice to automatically reduce or dismiss certain cannabis-related charges by July 1st, 2020.

Supporters of the law say it will help save law enforcement resources and could reduce prison overcrowding.

The second marijuana-related law that took effect in 2019 deals with marketing marijuana to anyone under the age of 21. The state’s adult use of marijuana act restricts advertisers from marketing to youth, but it had some loopholes which have been closed by AB 3067.

The new law adds any cannabis, cannabis products, cannabis businesses, or anything designed for cannabis use to the list of products and services that cannot be marketed to minors online.

The law also prohibits businesses from using anyone under the age of 21 in their marketing.

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