After 20 years without statewide regulations, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed historic legislation creating a legal framework for medical cannabis. This is an important first step that will allow California’s cannabis industry to come out of the shadows and into the light. California will now be able to take it’s rightful place as the center of investment and innovation in the cannabis economy. Governor Brown and his colleagues in the legislature have just given the green light to let California’s cannabis industry become the thriving, tax-paying, job-creating industry it was always destined to become. *Excerpts for this article taken from Calif Cannabis Industry Association.