January 25, 2016 – Today AB 21, Assemblyman Wood’s urgency measure that would remove the March 1st deadline from last year’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), was passed by the State Senate (35-3). The bill is now headed back to the Assembly for concurrence before moving the Governor’s desk for signature.
Assemblyman Wood said, “I am grateful to the Senate for working with me on this important issue, it is crucially important the deadline is repealed as soon as possible. We are only one step away from putting this on the Governor’s desk. With my colleagues and stakeholders all working together, I am confident we will get this done soon.”
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AB 21 will go back to the Assembly tomorrow where it may be referred to policy committee before receiving a hearing in front of the full Assembly.
Elected in 2014, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) represents the 2nd Assembly District, which includes all of Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt and Mendocino counties, plus northern and coastal Sonoma County, including the northern half of Santa Rosa.