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California Assembly Strengthens Legal Cannabis Industry by Allowing Cannabis Consumption Lounges

Sacramento, CA – Today the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council applauded the California State Assembly for passing AB 1775 (Haney) to give local governments the authority to allow cannabis retailers and microbusinesses that have licenses to operate cannabis consumption lounges to conduct additional business activities, such as preparing and selling non-cannabis-infused food, selling non-alcoholic beverages, and allowing and selling tickets for live musical or other performances. The following statement may be attributed to John Frahm, president, UFCW Local 5:

“We need to be doing all we can to strengthen California’s legal cannabis industry while it battles high taxation, restrictive regulations, and harsh competition from the illicit cannabis market. Current law puts legal cannabis businesses at a disadvantage compared to bars, clubs and other venues that can serve alcohol, not to mention illegal gatherings serving cannabis. Allowing cannabis businesses to branch out in a limited capacity will do more for our cannabis industry and we’re proud to support AB 1775.”  

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May 20, 2024

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