Articles By Nikitha Sattiraju
Cannabis buds have been for sale across the country since October. But officials wanted to take their time crafting rules for more potent products, like edibles and concentrates.
“There is no flower in the system. There’s none to be bought. I’m running out,” said Jacob Abraham, who owns a medical cannabis dispensary.
The “cannabis industry is here to stay,” said Rep. Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.
“It’s giving a second chance to someone who’s already paid their debt to society,” said Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham, the primary sponsor of the bill.
When it comes to residency requirements, some industry members push back, arguing that the ownership rules go beyond the statute.