Assemblymember Wood Uses Live Marijuana Plant to Push New Look Bill

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

(Sacramento) – When Assemblymember Jim Wood presented the Marijuana Watershed Protection Act (AB 243) to the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, complete with recent amendments that added a funding source to deal with the illegal cultivation of marijuana, he brought a live marijuana plant to the committee hearing in the Capitol. “When you look at the amount of money cultivators are making on a single plant (roughly $2,500 - $4,000 per plant) and pair it with how much environmental destruction is taking place on the North Coast, ensuring the industry pays for environmental enforcement and cleanup should be a no brainer,” Assemblymember Wood told the Committee. AB 243 creates regulations that would ensure cultivation of medical marijuana is done sustainably. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.