MCLR In Plain Language


MCLR will:

(a) Prevent the distribution of marijuana to minors, with the exception of minors for whom medical marijuana has been a physician;
(b) Prevent the profits from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels;
(c) Prevent state-authorized marijuana activity from being used as a cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or other illegal activity;
(d) Prevent the violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana;
(e) Prevent “drugged driving” and other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use;
(f) Prevent the growing of marijuana on public lands and the attendant public safety and environmental dangers;
(g) Clarify California’s medical marijuana laws;
(h) Encourage the Governor and Legislature to enact legislation allowing non-violent inmates who were convicted of buying or possessing marijuana to have their sentences reviewed and criminal records expunged;
(i) Regulate marijuana in a manner comparable to alcohol;
(j) Encourage the federal government to reconsider its policies concerning marijuana and to change its laws;
(k) Create a right to use or dispense marijuana that is consistent with reasonable local regulations are permitted as provided herein;
(l) Permit the enactment of consistent and reasonable local regulations, as provided herein, to accommodate medical marijuana businesses that follow the Attorney General Guidelines;
(m) Ensure that if a medical marijuana collective, cooperative or cannabis business follows the Attorney General Guidelines, any conflict with a local zoning law shall be deemed a legal but non-conforming use of the relevant property or properties;
(n) Create a comprehensive regulatory scheme for the control and distribution of marijuana for dietary, medical and social consumption;
(o) Ensure that local jurisdictions may not define as a nuisance per se any action or conduct authorized by this Act, rather, a showing of an actual nuisance shall be required;
(p) Allow for a comprehensive seed-to-sale program for marijuana grown in California;