California Legislation

2024 Legislation

 

Tell Your Representatives: Oppose AB 1775 (Haney) – Protect Californians and Smoke-Free Air

By allowing licensed cannabis retailers permitted for on-site cannabis consumption to also prepare & sell non-cannabis foods & beverages, AB 1775 will take us back in time to the era of smoke-filled bars and restaurants, undermining decades of progress in smoke-free air. Please tell your representatives in the California Legislature to OPPOSE AB 1775!

2023 Legislation

 

AB 1207 (Assembylember Irwin) – The Cannabis Candy Child Safety Act

Fact Sheet for AB 1207: Cannabis Product or Not?

California, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing an explosion of children being rushed to emergency departments due to accidental ingestion/overconsumption of psychoactive cannabis products that often mimic some of their favorite brands of candy, soda, or snacks. Don’t believe us? Do you think a child could distinguish these cannabis products from the commonly sold ones or characters they are mimicking?

Fact Sheet: Cannabis Candy Child Safety Act (AB 1207)

Child exposure to and consumption of cannabis is neither necessary nor an acceptable by-product of a legal cannabis market. Our children, youth, parents and schools cannot afford the continued proliferation of cannabis products attractive to children. The Cannabis Candy Child Protection Act will honor the promise and intent of Prop 64 to keep cannabis and its products out of the hands and bodies of our children.

2022 Legislation

 

SB 1097 (Senator Pan) – The Cannabis Right to Know Act

Landmark California Cannabis Right to Know Bill Torpedoed by Industry Power

Getting it Right from the Start, August 22, 2022

“Today, even as cannabis use by youth once again hit an all-time high, the cannabis industry’s growing influence over legislation succeeded in preventing the public from accessing basic information about the health hazards of cannabis use and simple steps to use it more safely,” said Dr. Lynn Silver, pediatrician and Director of Getting it Right from the Start, at the Public Health Institute.

 

The Cannabis Right to Know Act Fact Sheet & Bill Language

SB 1097 (Senator Pan, Assemblymember McCarty), The Cannabis Right to Know Act, will provide accurate, visible, and science-based health and safer-use warning labels allowing Californians to recognize a legal product more easily and make informed decisions when purchasing cannabis. Check out our bill fact sheet and bill lanaguage:

SB 1097: Where’s the Warning Label?

Where’s The Warning Label?:  Current Cannabis information labels fail to protect or inform California Consumers. Don’t believe us? Can you find the required warning label on these commonly sold cannabis products?

SB 1097 and Rising Emergency Room Visits

Too many people are ending up in our Emergency Departments due to problems associated with using cannabis – especially when it is too strong or used too frequently. Fact Sheet: Rising Cannabis Related Emergency Room Visits

    SB 1097: Costs and Benefits to Government

    While we don’t know for certain the magnitude of the benefit in safer patterns of use for cannabis, even minuscule reductions in any of the major harms easily outweigh the extremely modest implementation costs of this bill, most already covered by existing required Proposition 64/MAUCRSA dedications.

     

      California Leg Briefing for SB 1097 – The Cannabis Right to Know Act

      Watch our recent California Leg briefing for SB1097 (Senator Pan, Assemblymember McCarty)– The #Cannabis Right to Know Act! Participants included Dr. Roneet Lev, MD – Emergency Medicine Physician at Scripps Mercy in San Diego, Dr. Lynn Silver MD, MPH – Pediatrician, Senior Advisor at the Public Health Institute, Douglas Fenton, MD, Obstetrician, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology District IX, and Matthew Hirschtritt, MD, MPH, Psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente.

      The Cannabis Right to Know Supporters

      SB 1097 is supported by a broad coalition of public and medical health groups, youth advocates, consumer rights organizations, and concerned parents. Supporters include: American Academy of Pediatrics – California, California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – California, The Public Health Institute, Youth Forward, and Public Health Advocates.