AB 2641 will allow the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) to issue the state temporary cannabis retailer license to a licensed cannabis cultivator or manufacturer at a licensed temporary cannabis event that has been approved by the local jurisdiction. Additionally, a licensee would only be authorized to sell cannabis or cannabis products cultivated or manufactured by that licensee.
The bill faces opposition from the United Cannabis Business Alliance and the United Food and Commercial Workers. You can read more about the opposition here:
Despite the assertions from opposition that this "legislation undermines our whole cannabis regulatory system," the legislation actually requires vendors at temporary events to be licensed and to comply with all regulatory requirements, including testing, taxing, and not selling to minors.
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Open letter to the author of the bill:
To: Assembly member Jim Wood
Thank you for introducing AB 2641. We are writing today to offer our support for this important and urgent legislation.
Participating in direct marketing at events is a proven strategy to help cannabis cultivators succeed. This activity is especially important for the most marginal businesses, the cottage, specialty and small farmers. As the cost and challenge of regulatory compliance continue to grow, it is important that the state create incentives to increase participation and enable success in the regulated market.
Thank you for your continued leadership,