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California Legalizes, Cue the Local Bans

California Legalizes, Cue The Local Bans

California is going to have a patchwork of local cannabis bans and regulationsWe’ve blogged previously about California cities and counties enacting bans on medical marijuana activities following the passing of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). So after Proposition 64 passed on November 8th, legalizing recreational cannabis in California and creating a statewide system for licensing new recreational cannabis businesses, it wasn’t long before new cannabis bans were enacted. In fact, some localities passed ordinances prohibiting various recreational cannabis activities before the vote even took place, in anticipation of Prop 64 passing.Though the state is not required to begin issuing recreational cannabis licenses until January 1, 2018, Prop 64 immediately allows California residents to cultivate up to six marijuana plants for personal use. In response, several localities have instituted bans on outdoor cannabis cultivation. Though they aren’t able to ban...

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