California issues historic medical marijuana rules - Cannabis News

Medical pot patients could see their marijuana become cleaner and safer, with the cost jumping about 10 percent, under new draft regulations for California’s multibillion-dollar medical cannabis industry.

Friday afternoon, a trio of state agencies released 114 pages of draft rules for the medical cannabis industry. The rules cover every aspect of growing, processing, distributing and selling medical pot in the state, and kick off a 45-day comment period before they become law.

Similar rules are pending for the much larger recreational marijuana market.

The medical rules will take effect by the end of the year through 2018.

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David Downs and Dominic Fracassa ~ SFGate.com ~