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Governor Vetoes AB 2385, Eliminating Shortcut For Los Angeles Prop D Dispensaries

| Sep 30, 2016 | Commentary, News

Sacramento – The Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of AB 2385. Sponsored by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr., the legislation would have carved out an exemption for a limited number of commercial cannabis applicants and allowed them to operate without a local license, if they met requirements specified by the City of Los Angeles’ Measure D and the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.

In his veto message, the Governor said, “This bill is inconsistent with the dual licensing requirement established last year by the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.”

“Governor Brown’s veto gives LA’s cannabis industry a tremendous opportunity to come together and find a solution that’s fair and inclusive,” said Ariel Clark, Chair of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force. “Thank you Governor Brown, for ensuring we have the chance to fix Proposition D so that new business and entrepreneurs can thrive in LA.”

The Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force was the only organization to publicly oppose the bill.

The Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force is dedicated to creating a fair and vibrant cannabis industry in Los Angeles by establishing a safe, lawful, and responsible local licensing system that aligns with the business and license categories authorized by California state law. For more information or to get involved, visit and follow @fixpropd on Twitter.