Category: Cannabis


UC Merced Invites LHD Participation on Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center Advisory Group

University of California, Merced was recently awarded a grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) to establish the Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC). The NCPC is the first tobacco policy center to be designated by the TRDRP and is charged with focusing on challenges facing rural and underserved areas of California. As part…

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CDPH Cannabis Emergency Regulations Related to Shared-Use Facilities and CEQA Compliance Re-Released

This spring, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued emergency regulations related to the cannabis dual-licensing system: 1) compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and 2) the need for specific requirements and guidance to ensure that the use of shared-use facilities by cannabis manufacturers are compliant with the state’s statutory requirements.  CHEAC…

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Go-Biz Announces Community Reinvestment Grants Program Workshops

On Thursday, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) announced a series of workshops to solicit input and feedback on the California Community Reinvestment Grants Program that is currently under development pursuant to the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) that was passed by California voters in 2016. The program will provide…

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2019 North American Cannabis Summit to be held in Los Angeles

The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit will be held on January 28-30, 2019, in Los Angeles. The summit, co-sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is not intended for cannabis industry representatives, but for public health, environmental health, researchers, and policymakers. The event will focus on public health, health disparities, and health equity…

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CHEAC Summaries on Proposed Permanent Cannabis Regulations Now Available

Recently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released their proposed permanent cannabis regulations. The regulations are related to the manufacturing (CDPH), cultivation (CDFA), and distribution, transportation, retail, and laboratory activities (BCC) of cannabis under the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis…

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Los Angeles County Launches Teen Cannabis Prevention Campaign

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has launched the “Bigger Choices” campaign, which focuses on how teens are talking about cannabis and how it impacts their lives. “Bigger Choices” addresses cannabis use among Los Angeles County teens by educating them on the health effects and other impacts using peer-to-peer dialogue. A “Bigger Choices”…

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CDPH Let’s Talk Cannabis Webinar to be Held June 21

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be hosting its next Let’s Talk Cannabis health information initiative webinar on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The webinar will feature a presentation from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The webinar will be available…

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Feds Clarify Hemp Policy for Alcohol Beverage Products

Earlier this week the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) released an FAQ clarifying that the Bureau will not approve any formulas or labels for alcoholic beverages that contain a controlled substance including cannabis.  TTB notes that tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), cannabidiols (CBD), or terpenes that are derived from cannabis plants but are not…

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CDPH to Hold Cannabis Webinar Next Thursday

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will hold a Cannabis Initiative Local Partners Webinar next Thursday, May 17 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The webinar will feature a presentation from the City of Pasadena Public Health Department, as well as a local campaign update from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. The…

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