2017 Cannabis Legislative Update

AB 64 (Bonta D)   Cannabis: medical and nonmedical: regulation and advertising. 
Existing law, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), authorizes a person who obtains both a state license under the MCRSA and the relevant local license to engage in commercial medical cannabis activity pursuant to those licenses, as specified. This bill would specify that licensees under the MCRSA may operate for profit or not for profit.
AB 76 (Chau D)   Adult-use marijuana: marketing. 
Would state the intent of the Legislature to introduce legislation relating to the prohibition of the marketing of adult-use marijuana to children.
AB 96 (Ting D)   Budget Act of 2017.
This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2017–18 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
AB 171 (Lackey R)   Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act: licensure: reporting.
The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act requires each licensing authority to prepare and submit to the Legislature an annual report on the authority’s activities, and to post the report on the authority’s Internet Web site. The licensing authority is required to include various information in that report, including, among others, the number of state licenses issued by that authority. This bill would also require a licensing authority to include in its annual report the number of conditional licenses issued.
AB 173 (Jones-Sawyer D)   School safety: peace officer interactions with pupils. 
Would require the governing board of a school district to adopt policies mandating proper protection of pupils’ rights in interactions with peace officers, including, but not limited to, that school staff not call a peace officer to arrest, discipline, or otherwise interact with a pupil for a violation of school rules and that school staff exhaust all alternatives before involving a peace officer for low-level misconduct. The bill would require a school district to collect and publicly report comprehensive data regarding peace officer interactions with pupils and to have a procedure through which pupils and community members can complain about misconduct relating to peace officer interactions with pupils.
AB 175 (Chau D)   Adult-use marijuana: marketing: packaging and labeling.
 Would require a manufacturer, prior to introducing an edible marijuana product into commerce in California, to submit the packaging and labeling to the Bureau of Marijuana Control for approval and would require the bureau to determine whether the packaging and labeling are in compliance with the requirements of prescribed provisions of AUMA, including the requirements that the packaging be child resistant and not attractive to children, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
SB 65 (Hill D)   Vehicles: alcohol and marijuana: penalties.
Would make driving or operating a vehicle upon any highway or specified lands, or driving or operating a boat, vessel, or aircraft while drinking any alcoholic beverage, punishable as either an infraction or a misdemeanor. The bill would also make driving or operating a vehicle, boat, vessel, or aircraft while smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products an offense punishable as an infraction or a misdemeanor. The bill would authorize a court to order a defendant to attend drug or alcohol education and counseling classes in addition to those penalties.
SB 72 (Mitchell D)   Budget Act of 2017.
This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2017–18 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
SB 139 (Wilk R)   Harmful substances: local regulation
Would allow a city, county, or city and county, to regulate, by ordinance, the sale of a substance used as a recreational drug that poses a threat to human life or health and a particular risk to minors if specified conditions are met, including the fact that the substance is sold under a product name or label that is clearly identifiable, there is substantial evidence that the substance has been advertised, purchased, sold, or consumed as a recreational drug, and there is substantial evidence that the substance can cause intoxication, disability, or death if ingested smoked, inhaled, or injected into the body.
SB 148 (Wiener D)   State Board of Equalization: counties: state agencies: collection of cash payments: cannabis-related businesses. 
Would enact the Cannabis State Payment Collection Law and would authorize the State Board of Equalization or a county to collect cash payments from cannabis-related businesses for a state agency that administers any fee, fine, penalty, or other charge payable by a cannabis-related business, if that state agency has entered into an agreement with the board or county. This bill would require a county to collect only if both the board of supervisors of the county and the county tax collector or county treasurer-tax collector approves of entering into an agreement with a state agency to make those collections.