Assembly Bill 2691 has been introduced that would allow small cultivators to sell their cannabis at events. “This license will allow so many growers who cultivate cannabis on one acre or less to really showcase their products at these special cannabis events,” says bill sponsor Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Humboldt County). “The Emerald Triangle is located in the district I represent and we need to do what we can to ensure that licensed cultivators, especially small-scale growers that are competing with larger cultivators, have an opportunity to fully participate in marketing their products.”
The bill would authorize a licensee who holds a valid state cultivation license and who cultivates no more than one acre of cannabis, to apply to the Department of Cannabis Control for a temporary cultivator event retail license. The bill would specify that a temporary cultivator event retail license is valid only for the specific cannabis event for which it was issued, and would limit the number of temporary cultivator event retail licenses issued to each licensee to 12 per calendar year.
AB 2691 is currently referred to the Committee on Business and Professions. When put up for a vote in the state Assembly, it will require a 2/3 majority to pass, and then will be on to the Senate for analysis, discussion, and vote. We hope that they will make the right decision in helping struggling farmers.
Author Simon Menkes, CPA