Panel to Study Marijuana Legalization in California

The ACLU of California announced today it will conduct a two-year study of California’s marijuana industry. The goal is to identify legal, policy an business issues as the state considers legalizing cannabis for adults.

What’s most notable: Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will chair the 16-member “blue ribbon panel,” which is comprised of law enforcement officials, academics and policy experts.

Finally, California is doing something right on the cannabis front.

The state failed to take medical cannabis controls seriously at a state level, and now its MMJ industry is a disorganized, unregulated mess. The fact that a high-ranking official will sit on the panel signals that the government is at least getting involved in the discussion – and hopefully that it will avoid the mistakes it made by dismissing medical cannabis.

MMJ Business Daily staff