Time For a California “Bureau of Medical Marijuana Enforcement”?

A California ballot initiative to regulate medical cannabis statewide is ringing in the New Year, thanks to the patient lobbying group Americans for Safe Access and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5. The two groups filed a request December 15 with the Secretary of State to circulate for signature-gathering an initiative that would mandate at least one dispensary per 50,000 people, and create a state “Bureau of Medical Marijuana Enforcement” to license growers and stores — similar to the system in Colorado.

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