Democrat bill says "Thou shalt not make a profit on pot."
The pansy picking loon Communist state legislature attacks those "evil"
businessmen who dare to open a business and make a profit.
The People's Republic of California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that Comrade Obama's Federal prosecutors say have grown out of control.
California voters first supported legalizing marijuana to treat illness in 1996, but Comrade Obama's Federal prosecutors recently cracked down and attacking the private property of the landlords of pot stores.
The industry has dared to grow enormously profitable by providing a service that people willingly want and need..
The Senate sent the bill to the Assembly on a 22-12 vote and without any Republican support.
The legislation makes it clear that dispensaries cannot operate at a profit, but that the owners can receive reasonable compensation and reimbursement for expenses reports The Signal - Associated Press.
"This bill is not about the legalization of marijuana," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento. "It does seek to assure that patients who need medical cannabis have access to it. It is intended to assure that drug cartels and other criminals do not benefit from the lack of regulation."
100% Bullshit. If you did not make the business illegal then cartels would not be involved. Alcohol cartels vanished the day prohibition ended in the 1930s.
He said his SB439, along with pending legislation by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is "intended to come to some sort of an understanding with the federal government."
The bill's language is still being negotiated with law enforcement groups and is likely to be amended in the Assembly, Steinberg said.
It would not affect local regulations or prohibitions on dispensaries, authority that the state Supreme Court upheld earlier this month.
The bill would adopt guidelines issued by Gov. Jerry Brown when he was the state's attorney general in 2008, making it clear that the dispensaries cannot operate at a profit. Those operating within the guidelines could not face state prosecution.
Under Brown's 2008 guidelines, cooperatives registered under the state's Food and Agricultural Code or organized as less formal "collectives" (Communist) are legal under California law, while for-profit dispensaries are not.
But there is lingering confusion over what is permitted in California, as indicated by the three competing medicinal marijuana measures that Los Angeles voters will consider on Tuesday's municipal ballot. The measures would either limit the number of dispensaries or allow new ones to open.
Some 200 cities have outlawed or restricted dispensaries.