California Lawmakers Consider Imposing Fines to Combat State’s Illicit Cannabis Market
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California Lawmakers Consider Imposing Fines to Combat State’s Illicit Cannabis Market

A new bill would establish fines for businesses that knowingly provide aid, such as building space or advertising platforms, to illegal cannabis operations.

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July 21, 2020

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would impose fines on businesses that provide aid, such as building space or advertising platforms, to illegal cannabis operations in an effort to combat the state’s illicit market, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) introduced the legislation, which would fine those who knowingly provide assistance to illegal cannabis retailers up to $30,000 per day, according to the news outlet.

The bill has been unanimously approved by the California Assembly, and the Senate is expected to vote on the measure after lawmakers reconvene later this month, the Los Angeles Times reported.