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Cannabis Agencies Extend Emergency Regs for 180 Days

May 18, 2018

The three licensing agencies responsible for California’s cannabis regulation announced that they will readopt the current emergency cannabis regulations for another 180 days. The emergency regulations originally became effective on December 7last year. The three licensing agencies include the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food Agriculture.

The proposed readoption of the emergency regulations will be subject to a public comment period. The public comment period will begin when the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) posts the proposed emergency regulations on its website and will last 5 calendar days. The posting may not occur before May 25, 2018, to allow for a five working day notice period to the public. The licensing agencies are continuing to develop permanent regulations and are expected to initiate a formal rulemaking on those regulations sometime this summer.

As part of the readoption, the licensing agencies are proposing to make certain changes to the regulations to incorporate feedback from stakeholders. One of the changes will include allowing applicants to complete one license application for one license allowing for medicinal and adult-use cannabis activity. Other proposed changes to the regulations can be found at the following links listed below:

Bureau of Cannabis Control:

https://bcc.ca.gov/law_regs/emergency_regs_proptext.pdf

https://bcc.ca.gov/law_regs/emergency_regs_factsheet.pdf

California Department of Food and Agriculture:

https://bcc.ca.gov/law_regs/emergency_regs_proptext_cdfa.pdf

https://cannabis.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/05/CA-Department-of-Food-and-Agriculture-Readoption-of-Emergency-Regulations-Fact-Sheet.pdf

California Department of Public Health:

https://bcc.ca.gov/law_regs/emergency_regs_proptext_cdph.pdf

https://cannabis.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/05/CA-Department-of-Public-Health-Readoption-of-Emergency-Regulations-Fact-Sheet.pdf

If you have any questions, please Contact Cara Martinson, Senior Legislative Representative at 916-327-7500, ext. 504, or cmartinson@counties.org.

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