A California lawmaker wants the state to regulate marijuana packaging, but he doesn’t want to legalize it. | Business Insider
A California State Assembly member is asking California to ban marijuana packaging for sale and possession, but the lawmaker doesn’t believe it should be legal.
Assemblymember Steve Chiu introduced a bill that would prohibit retailers from selling marijuana products in “cloak and disguise” and prohibit retailers and manufacturers from selling in states where marijuana is still illegal.
“I don’t want our children to grow up to be sold products that are actually harmful,” Chiu told ABC News.
“The public needs to know exactly what they’re getting.”
The Assembly member’s proposal would also prevent the sale of cannabis products in public spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and shopping malls.
The bill also states that manufacturers of marijuana products will not be able to sell them to children younger than 13.
Chiu, a Democrat, said he is concerned that some companies have been selling marijuana-infused products in schools, but didn’t specify what those products were.
The proposal has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Rules, which is expected to consider Chiu’s legislation later this month.
Chiu did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.