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California Lawmakers To Vote On Final Edits To Marijuana Regulation

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

California lawmakers are set to vote this week on a few final edits concerning the legal sale of marijuana. It’s the legislature’s last chance to make tweaks before the state starts issuing licenses in January.

The proposal follows a big effort earlier this year to align the state’s rules on medical and recreational pot. And it would allow one storefront to sell both. 
Besides that, Nate Bradley, a lobbyist for the California Cannabis Industry Association, says a lot of it is just correcting typos. The earlier bill was a big undertaking, he says, and drafting errors were bound to creep in.

"I mean, we’re talking 300 pages of language, and this was done in a matter of months," Bradley says. "You’re not going to get it all right the first time. Mistakes will happen.”

The measure will need two-thirds approval from lawmakers to pass before the session wraps up this week. If it’s signed by the governor, state regulators will add more details this fall.

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