California lawmakers have introduced four new bills related to cannabis. Here's a rundown a quick rundown:
AB 2465 (Campos, D - San Jose) would require all medical marijuana patients to obtain a state ID card and also register the address where they are growing it. This bill is a blatantly unconstitutional amendment to Prop 215, as it abridges the fundamental right of patients not to be arrested upon the "written or oral" recommendation of their physicians.
Bill text at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2451-2500/ab_2465_bill_20120224_introduced.html
AB 2365 (Nestande, R- Palm Desert) would amend the Family Code to require that family courts consider parent's documented use of prescribed controlled substances, including medical marijuana and narcotic maintenance medications, in child custody proceedings. At present, the family code does not explicitly address these issues, although they are frequently brought up in family court proceedings.
Bill text at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2351-2400/ab_2365_bill_20120224_introduced.html
AB 2600 (Norby, R-Fullerton) would prohibit the DMV from revoking a person's driving privileges for simple possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. At present, an automatic revocation of license is required for conviction of any drug offense where a motor vehicle is involved.
Bill text at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2551-2600/ab_2600_bill_20120224_introduced.html
A fourth bill, AB 2312 (Ammiano - D, SF) would establish a state regulatory system for medical marijuana along similar lines to that proposed in
the Medical Marijuana Regulation Control and Taxation Act intiative (www.regulatemedicalmarijuana.org).
Bill text at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2301-2350/ab_2312_bill_20120224_introduced.html