Category: Governor

New Budget for California

On June 27, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the 2017-18 California State Budget. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:  Cannabis Regulation The Budget integrates the existing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act with the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), which voters approved in November 2016, and provides a single regulatory…

Drought Conditions Still Persist in Some Areas of the State

After a series of super-soaker storms descended on much of California in January, the obvious question is: Is the state still in a drought? The short answer is it depends on what part of the state you’re talking about. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) estimates 60 percent of the state in Central and…

California Raises Smoking and Vaping Ages to 21

During a special healthcare session earlier this month, Governor Brown signed into law significant tobacco regulations, raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 and classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The laws go into effect on June 9. With the signing of this new law, California becomes the second state in the country, after Hawaii,…

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