CA lawmakers approve merger of rec, MMJ regulatory systems

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The California Legislature approved a state budget plan that includes a proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to merge the regulatory systems for both medical and recreational marijuana businesses.

The implications of the move are enormous for cannabis companies. But from the simplest viewpoint, the biggest impact is that the new system will allow California marijuana retailers to sell both rec and medical at the same physical storefront, the Sacramento Bee reported.

The budget bill, which reportedly includes Senate Bill 94, would also allow for marijuana home delivery, set standards for organic cultivation and labeling, allow cannabis samples at county fairs and distinguish appellations for MJ cultivators that want to identify where their crops were grown, according to the Associated Press.