Assemblymember Jim Wood brought a live marijuana plant to the Capitol back in July.

Jim Wood, our local Assemblymember and author of Assembly Bill 243, will co-host a rally on the Humboldt County Courthouse steps Tuesday morning with fellow Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), two of the four lawmakers credited with Assembly Bill 266. The legislators behind the historic marijuana regulation bills passed last month have been on a tour, of sorts, urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign the bills into law.

They’ll be joined locally by Humboldt County supervisors, Sheriff Mike Downey, Dan Ehresman of the Northcoast Environmental Center as well as other representatives from enviro and cannabis groups. 

Here’s the press release from Wood’s office:

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt

825 Fifth Street, Eureka

WHAT: Assemblymembers Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) rally to urge Governor Brown to sign AB 243 and AB 266 (Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act), a package that would regulate the medical marijuana industry in the state.

AB 243, authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood will establish state regulations that cannabis growers have to follow and require cannabis growers to adhere to all environmental laws. AB 266, authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova), Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), creates a regulatory framework for the medical marijuana industry that would require state and local licenses for medical marijuana businesses.


  • Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg)

  • Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale)

  • Humboldt Board of Supervisors

  • Sheriff Michael Downey, County of Humboldt

  • Other Local Law Enforcement Representatives

  • Dan Ehresman, The Northcoast Environmental Center

  • Sierra Club, California League of Conservation Voters, and California Trout

  • Medical Cannabis Industry Representatives