PRESS RELEASE: SENATOR WIENER’S LEGISLATION TO STOP CITIES FROM BANNING MEDICINAL CANNABIS PASSES ASSEMBLY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS COMMITTEE

PRESS RELEASE: SENATOR WIENER’S LEGISLATION TO STOP CITIES FROM BANNING MEDICINAL CANNABIS PASSES ASSEMBLY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS COMMITTEE
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June 22, 2022 SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 1186, which restores voter-created access to medicinal cannabis across the state by requiring cities to allow patients access to purchase legal medicinal cannabis by delivery, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee by a vote of 13-2. It now heads to the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Cannabis is an important and life-saving medicine for many people, including those who have cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, arthritis, neurodegenerative disorders, and numerous other illnesses. Everyone deserves access to the medicine, including medicinal cannabis. SB 1186 restores this access for all Californians. “Nearly two-thirds of California cities ban the sale of medical cannabis,” said Senator Wiener, “This means that some of our most vulnerable Californians – seniors and people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses – are not able to access legal, tested medical cannabis where they live. Cannabis is a critically important and even life-saving medicine. For the cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy or the senior living with chronic pain, this ban on medical cannabis can be catastrophic. SB 1186 restores medical cannabis access across the state to help people get the medicine they need.” The California Cannabis Industry Association is sponsoring SB 1186, and thi legislation is supported by a variety of community organizations, including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and California NORML. Under current California law — which arguably allows cities to ban any and all cannabis sales — 62% of cities have banned all cannabis sales, including medical cannabis sales. As a result, residents of those cities, including people living with HIV, cancer, arthritis, insomnia, and other conditions, frequently have no option other than to buy on the illicit market. California’s thriving and growing illicit cannabis market both undermines the legal, regulated market and risks people obtaining contaminated cannabis. To address this significant medical…

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