Cannabis Donations Bill Gains Ground in California

Bill Would Enable Specific Licensees to Provide Free Cannabis or Cannabis Products to Patients

This week members of the California Senate’s Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee gathered to hear testimony regarding the Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act, a bill that would enable specified licensees to provide free cannabis or cannabis products to patients, without being subject to state taxes.

The bill, which was vetoed last October by former Governor Jerry Brown, was re-introduced by State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) in December. During this week's session, the senator explained that the bill was named in honor of two activists “who were heroes in our community, in San Francisco, who were some of the progenitors of the medical cannabis movement.”

No one spoke in opposition of the bill, which was publicly endorsed by the International Cannabis Farmers Association, Eaze, the Weed for Warriors Project, Minorities for Medical Marijuana, the Drug Policy Alliance, and the United Cannabis Business Association, among others.

However, the bill still has a ways to go before it can become a law.

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