California

It’s difficult to come up with a scenario in which the law as chaptered would have any practical effect. That’s not to say there isn’t one, but it would become operative only in a very narrow range of circumstances. The California legislature can make a few simple fixes to the law to give it practical effect.

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Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution calling for the decriminalization of psychedelics including psilocybin and ayahuasca. While not legally binding, resolutions can serve as an important first step and build a foundation for further action in the future.

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Last year, SB519 cleared the Senate by a vote of 21-16. It has also passed the Assembly Public Safety and Health Committees. It’s up for a final committee hearing and possible vote in early August.

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In effect, the new law will allow the market for cannabis beverages to expand.

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The state currently levies a flat-rate cultivation tax of $10.08 per dry-weight ounce of cannabis flower and $3 per dry-weight ounce for leaves. There is also a 15 percent excise tax levied at the retail level. The new law eliminates the cultivation tax.

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Passing laws to limit government surveillance is an important first step, but activism can’t end there. Law enforcement agencies have to be monitored and people must take action to ensure such laws are enforced.

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The legislation would allow cannabinoids and other hemp extracts to be added to dietary supplements, food, beverages, cosmetics and pet food, despite FDA prohibition on the same. The bill declares that a dietary supplement, food, beverage, cosmetic, or pet food is not adulterated by the inclusion of industrial hemp or cannabinoids, extracts, or derivatives from industrial hemp as long as it meets state specifications.

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Under the proposed law, police departments would be required to develop a detailed military equipment use policy and present it in an open meeting before obtaining military equipment. After the public meeting, the local governing body would either approve or deny the acquisition. Law enforcement agencies would also be required to get local government approval prior to May 1, 2022, in order to continue using military equipment already in the department’s possession.

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