Sacramento Update

New California marijuana rules released

California marijuana regulators have published draft regulations intended to impose order on the loosely organized marketplace created over two decades ago.

The proposal establishes the first comprehensive rules for growing, testing, transporting and selling medical pot in the state that is home to 1 in 8 Americans.

Voters last year agreed to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults in 2018. The state is faced with the challenging task of trying to govern a vast, emerging cannabis industry with a projected value of $7 billion.

A bill in the Legislature backed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to square the recreational pot law with the rules for medical marijuana.

Read the whole story by NBC 7 San Diego

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