Sacramento Today, Assemblyman Jim Wood presented a bill that would ensure landlords have the authority to prohibit tenants from smoking medical cannabis in a rented residence. AB2300 passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously 10-0 today.
“This is about protecting families that live in close proximity to others,” said Wood. “Second hand smoke can be a real problem, especially for families who live in apartments or other multi-family residencies.”
Assemblyman Jim Wood’s proposed excise tax AB 2243 was approved by the Assembly Revenue and Tax Committee today 5-0 with Republicans not voting. The excise tax was originally proposed as part of Wood’s Marijuana Watershed Protection Act last year before ultimately being dropped as part of the agreement that ultimately led to the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.
Assemblyman Wood said, “An excise tax will ensure the revenue stays in the communities where the cannabis is grown. Our goal is to create resources to manage the environmental and public safety problems we are battling.”
Sacramento – Today AB 2024, passed the Assembly Health Committee. The bill would give rural hospitals special privileges to hire doctors in an effort to lure more healthcare providers to California’s rural communities.
Assemblyman Wood said, “We are experiencing a healthcare crisis. Rural California has 1 physician for every 3,500 people, and the average age of that one physician is 60. It is crucial that we find ways to convince physicians to practice in our small towns.”