UPDATE: Senator Anna M. Caballero’s Legislative Proposal for California to Negotiate Cannabis Agreements Passes Legislature
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Elisa Rivera
(209) 726-5495 Elisa.Rivera@sen.ca.gov
Senator Anna M. Caballero’s Legislative Proposal for California to Negotiate Cannabis Agreements Passes Legislature
SB-1326 would authorize the Governor to negotiate and enter into trade agreements with other U.S. States
SACRAMENTO: Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced) announced today that SB 1326 has passed the legislative process and is now on its way to the Governor for a signature. SB 1326 authorizes the Governor to enter into trade agreements with other U.S. states to allow the import and export of legally produced cannabis and cannabis products.
The trade agreements would be required to include public health, safety, and labeling standards, a system to regulate and track cannabis items, collection of applicable state taxes, and any out of state cannabis items delivered to California would be required to be tested, packaged, and labeled in compliance with California state law. SB 1326 also includes mechanisms for legislative involvement and oversight in the development of interstate agreements, a public commenting process and annual reports to the legislature.
“California is leading the way to create more trade opportunities for the emerging legal Cannabis market. California can and should lay the groundwork for a multi-state legal cannabis market, which will benefit our rural economy and our workers and put a dent in the dangerous illicit market. This strategy can set the foundation for Congress and the President to provide for a true national market and it is my hope that SB 1326 will give California a competitive advantage.” –Senator Anna M Caballero (D-Merced)
“RCRC is a proud sponsor of SB 1326, championed by Senator Caballero. Many licensed cannabis businesses, particularly in rural producing regions of California, are struggling to survive. Market expansion through interstate commerce, as provided for in SB 1326, is a key part of the solution to stabilizing the legal industry and incentivizing participation in the regulated market. On behalf of RCRC, we urge Governor Newsom to sign SB 1326 to provide a pathway for multi-state cannabis commerce, which is vital for the long-term economic success of licensed cannabis businesses in rural California.” -Monterey County Supervisor and RCRC Second Vice Chair, Chris Lopez
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Senator Anna M. Caballero represents the 12th Senate District, composed of Merced and San Benito Counties, Salinas Valley, and portions of Fresno, Madera and Stanislaus Counties.