AB 1646

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 05, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 24, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Sep 18, 2022

Cannabis packaging: beverages.


The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) , an initiative measure approved as Proposition 64 at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, authorizes a person who obtains a state license under AUMA to engage in commercial adult-use cannabis activity pursuant to that license and applicable local ordinances. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) , among other things, consolidates the licensure and regulation of commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis activities, including retail commercial cannabis activity. Existing law places specified requirements on the packaging of cannabis and cannabis products, including authorizing cannabis beverages to be packaged in glass containers that are clear or any color. This bill would authorize cannabis beverages to be packaged in containers of any material that are clear or any color. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 26120 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by AB 1894 to be operative only if this bill and AB 1894 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Sep 18, 2022

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 388, Statutes of 2022.

Aug 31, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 25, 2022


Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 72. Noes 0.).


Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended.

Aug 24, 2022


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 5060.).


In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 26 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 22, 2022


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 18, 2022


Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 09, 2022


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 08, 2022


From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jun 06, 2022


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (June 6). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 18, 2022


Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

May 05, 2022


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 61. Noes 0. Page 4577.)

Apr 28, 2022


Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 27, 2022


From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 27).

Mar 31, 2022


Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 30, 2022


Read second time and amended.

Mar 29, 2022


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (March 29).

Jan 20, 2022


Referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Jan 14, 2022


From printer. May be heard in committee February 13.

Jan 13, 2022


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
01/13/22 - Introduced PDF
03/30/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/18/22 - Amended Senate PDF
08/29/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/18/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/25/22- Assembly Business and Professions PDF
04/25/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
06/02/22- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development PDF
08/22/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF


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