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California’s governor is moving forward with a $200 million medical marijuana bill, but the measure faces opposition from state lawmakers.
California lawmakers approved $200.5 million in state money to help the state’s medical marijuana business by allowing it to grow medical marijuana on more than 7 million acres.
Gavin Newsom said the state is “ready to do this job” for the patients, businesses and the state.
More than 3,000 patients will receive up to $1,000 per month for cannabis products and services.
California is one of seven states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
California is the only state in the nation that will continue to allow marijuana to be grown on private property.
More than 200 medical marijuana patients in California are on the waiting list for treatment.
The bill approved Tuesday by the California Senate also includes $10 million to fund the state health department to build a new system for verifying the identity of patients.
The state’s Department of Public Health is also getting $10.5 billion for the new system, including $2.5bn for public health centers.
The plan includes $5.6 billion in funding to build new medical marijuana dispensaries, which could help the industry increase its profits.
The Legislature approved $25 million in additional funds for state and local governments to help create the system, which is expected to open by the end of the year.
The bills also include $20 million to create a new medical cannabis system in the San Francisco Bay Area.
California has about 3.2 million patients.
It currently has four medical marijuana facilities in California.