The LAST CALL Update: As of Thursday, September 9th, AB-45 was passed by the Senate and the Assembly. It will now go to the Governor to be signed into law.
It is time to contact the Governor! Call him at (916) 445-2842 now!
Also, go to: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail
- Fill in the circle following Purpose of Communication:
- Fill in your name and email address
- Choose AB00045 from the list in Subject
- Continue to the next page and fill in CON circle
- Write your comments and be sure to send message.
- NOTE: You may want to consider asking the Governor to line veto
- Section 111921.6.(a) This would allow manufacturers/farmers to sell their “inhalable products” this year in California.
The authors of the bill, Assemblyworman Aguiar-Curry as well as the Hemp Roundtable, California Hemp Council and Vote Hemp, did not take into account farmer’s concerns and the majority of legislators in both the Senate and Assembly moved the bill forward. The threat that the law will present to California’s industrial hemp industry is huge. Please become familar with the bill through the links below, to understand how the bill will affect your business and farm.
The smokable flower ban was removed but the addition of Section 111921.6. (a) is equally concerning. This reads: “Manufacture or sale of inhalable products is prohibited. Manufacture of inhalable products for the sole purpose of sale in other states is not prohibited.” AND (b) This section shall become inoperative and is repealed on the effective date of a measure passed by the Legislature that establishes a tax on inhalable products and states the intent of the Legislature to fulfill the requirements of this section.” So, in a nutshell it appears as though smokable flower and smokable flower products if definable as “inhalable products” are not going to be able to be sold in California following passage of this bill until the legislature passes a bill to tax the product, not likely to happen anytime soon.
Click on the “Read the bill” button found at the bottom of the page on stopab45.com to read the most recent version of the bill or click on this link to read an abbreviated overview of the amended bill. https://openstates.org/ca/bills/20212022/AB45/
Visit https://stopab45.com for more information.