Venice, California – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) introduced AB 1356 to uphold the will of California voters and expand access to cannabis throughout the state. Despite the passage of Prop 64 more than two years ago, 76 percent of California cities and counties have banned cannabis retail businesses. AB 1356 will provide safe and informed access to cannabis products and remove the burden on those who currently lack access to the legal cannabis market in their communities. AB 1356 will also help capture new tax revenue that is currently being diverted to the illicit market. Keith McCarty, CEO of WAYV, issued the following statement today calling on the state legislature to approve AB 1356 and expand access to legal cannabis:
“Legal cannabis is the law of the land in California. WAYV’s mission is to be a partner for the growing legal cannabis industry and do everything in our power to help extinguish the illicit market and expand access to legal cannabis throughout the state. AB 1356 advances those goals.
AB 1356 is a common-sense step forward, especially for the patient community who lacks equitable access to their medicine in California because of local retail bans. WAYV supports AB 1356 and looks forward to partnering with brands and retailers in municipalities statewide to help meet the demand for the legal cannabis market in California.”
WAYV is the seamless e-commerce platform helping cannabis brands and retailers solve their logistics and compliance issues and everything else needed to build your business. WAYV serves 80% of licensed cannabis retailers in California, guarantees next-day delivery, provides flexible payment options, and real-time data for inventory and sales, providing new and valuable transparency into the supply chain for cannabis brands and retailers