Category: Cannabis


CDPH Manufactured Cannabis Licensing Informational Sessions Being Held This Month

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to host manufactured cannabis licensing informational sessions throughout the state.  These events are designed to assist licensees in better understanding the regulatory requirements, license application process, and commonly asked questions.  Two sessions will be convened for each location with one held from 9-11am and one held from 1-3pm. …

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CHEAC Summaries on Emergency Cannabis Regulations Now Available

Late last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released their proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult use cannabis. Each licensing authority developed new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and…

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State Licensing Authorities Issue Emergency Cannabis Regulations

Yesterday, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released their proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult use cannabis. Each licensing authority developed the new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA)…

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Additional Cannabis & Health Webinars Announced

Dialogue 4 Health have announced the remaining webinars in their Cannabis and Health webinar series, which will explore available scientific cannabis information, equitable policymaking, and the roles public health should play.  The first, as indicated in our October 27 Update, will occur on Tuesday, November 14, from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm entitled “Marijuana and…

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Cannabis and Health Webinar Scheduled for November

Dialogue 4 Health is conducting a webinar on Tuesday, November 14, from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm, PST, entitled “Marijuana and Our Health: What We Do and Don’t Know.”  This is the first of series of forums to explore the impacts of cannabis on human health, communities, and public health.  Information on how to register…

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Statewide Cannabis Implementation Activities are Heating Up

Last week, the Bureau of Cannabis Control released a couple of announcements.  The first was the official launch of their upgraded website and rebranding efforts.  The site, www.bcc.ca.gov, was redesigned to reflect changes to statute made over the past few months, updated information on upcoming regulations, and licensing applications. The Bureau also announced, along with…

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Counties Cannabis Summit Held in Sacramento

This week, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), and the Urban Counties of California (UCC) hosted a one-day Counties Cannabis Summit to explore the changing policy landscape related to medical and adult use cannabis in California. In attendance were key state regulators, county supervisors and senior staff, and…

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Senate Joint Subcommittee, including Sub. No. 3 on Health and Human Services Hear Cannabis Trailer Bill

This week, the Senate convened a joint hearing on Cannabis Regulatory Implementation with Budget Subcommittees No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, No. 3 on Health and Human Services (HHS) and No. 4 on State Administration and General Government. Members were provided with updates/overviews from the State Board of Equalization, the Department of…

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Cannabis Trailer Bill Heard in Assembly

On Tuesday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration held a lengthy hearing on the Administration’s implementation of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), as well as a presentation on the Administration’s rationale for the Cannabis Trailer Bill.  Representatives of the Department…

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State Releases Proposed Medical Cannabis Regulations

Earlier today, the State released their proposed regulations for medical cannabis. There are three state agencies involved in the regulatory process – the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Each agency is responsible for various components of the regulations have posted their drafts…

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