Administration Releases Cannabis Trailer Bill

On Tuesday evening, the Brown Administration released proposed cannabis trailer bill language (TBL). The proposed language seeks to address differences between the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) and the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), specifically on differences in the respective licensing structures.

Of particular interest to local health departments is the language the Administration included to delete the state medical cannabis identification card program (MMIC). As a result, the language makes it permissive for counties to operate their own identification card programs; however, it is not required. A brief summary is included on page 6. The bulk of the language begins on page 13.

We anticipate the Administration will release their draft medical cannabis regulations for public comment by the end of the month. Additional updates will be provided.