California Governor Gavin Newsom [vetoes] cannabis cafes…
California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed… A.B. 374, which would have authorized Amsterdam-style cannabis cafés.
…would have expanded the options for California residents and visitors who want to consume cannabis in a social setting. The bill, which passed the Legislature last month by a 66–9 vote in the Assembly and a 34–3 vote in the Senate, would have allowed dispensaries, with local approval, to serve marijuana along with non-cannabis food and beverages, which is currently illegal. It also would have explicitly allowed live music. Again, this was a step too far for Newsom. “I appreciate the author’s intent to provide cannabis retailers with increased business opportunities and an avenue to attract new customers,” the governor wrote in his veto message… “However, I am concerned this bill could undermine California’s long-standing smoke-free workplace protections.”
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom nixes psychedelic decriminalization and cannabis cafés
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