Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) introduced SB 1262 on Friday afternoon, just before the deadline for new bills this year. The bill, which is sponsored by the League of California Cities and the California Police Chiefs Association, seeks to regulate medical cannabis cultivators, dispensaries, and doctors. The bill places regulatory control of medical cannabis under the Department of Health – something ASA prefers. Most of the language related to the commercial cultivation and provision of medical cannabis is reasonable, but doctors who recommend medical cannabis will balk at the heavy restrictions the bill imposes on them. This bill promises to be one of the most talked about of the legislative session