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Cannabis Issues Roundup

Cannabis Working Group Call Set for October 30

Please save Monday, October 30 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. for the next meeting of the CSAC Cannabis Working Group. Since the working group last met, there has been significant legislative and regulatory activity around California cannabis Law. This activity includes the passage of SB 94 in June which merged provisions of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act together with the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Prop. 64). The call will cover several different topics including the passage of AB 133 (an SB 94 clean up budget trailer bill), upcoming emergency rulemakings, state-local licensing procedures, and a look ahead to next year’s potential legislation.

The Working Group call will cover these topics and others. It will also provide an opportunity for questions. An agenda can be found here on our website.

Online Tools Aim to Provide More Information on California Cannabis

The Bureau of Cannabis Control has updated its website. http://www.bcc.ca.gov/ has been overhauled to provide the public with new resources and updated information regarding upcoming regulations and licensing applications. In addition, the California Cannabis Web Portal, cannabis.ca.gov, has also been updated with new information and resources too. The Portal includes information about licensing, legislation & regulation, consumer information and more from the state’s three main licensing agencies of commercial cannabis.

Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Three Public Licensing Workshops

The Bureau will host a series of workshops for people who are planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses. The workshops will focus on required licensing information and available resources for applicants. The Bureau will be joined by several other state and local agencies at each workshop including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). While Draft Emergency Regulations implementing the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulatory and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) have not been released and aren’t expected until next month, these workshops will provide insight on the licensing process and other important information.

The workshops will take place in Los Angeles on October 12, Riverside on October 13 and Sacramento on October 17 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cannabis Advisory Committee Announced

The Department of Consumer Affairs has announced its appointments to the Cannabis Advisory Committee. The group will advise the Bureau and the other licensing authorities on the development of regulations that help protect public health and safety and reduce the illegal market for cannabis. See the list of appointments here.

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