San Francisco Mayor Expected to Sign City's Recreational Cannabis Regulations Into Law

San Francisco Mayor Expected to Sign City's Recreational Cannabis Regulations Into Law

The Board of Supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to regulations which Mayor Ed Lee plans to sign into law Wednesday.

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December 6, 2017
San Francisco Examiner
Legislation and regulation News State by State: California

After weeks of political drama, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to recreational cannabis regulations which Mayor Ed Lee plans to sign into law Wednesday.

“The mayor will sign the cannabis legislation when it lands on his desk,” mayoral spokesperson Deirdre Hussey said following the Board of Supervisors 10-1 vote approving the legislation.

The legislation is expected to arrive on his desk Wednesday afternoon.

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The board last week gave initial approval of the regulations after hours of debate. The required second votes on legislation are largely perfunctory.

The timing of the mayor’s signature is important in ensuring San Francisco will officially legalize recreational sales of cannabis on Jan. 6, five days after the drug becomes legal for adults throughout California on Jan. 1 under Proposition 64.

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