Category: Cannabis


Community Reinvestment Grants Program Application Review Extended

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced this week that they are extending the review of all applications submitted for the California Community Reinvestment Grants program. Recall that this funding from Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) is directed to local health departments and community-based organizations to provide grants to support…

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BCC Launches Cannabis Informational Campaign

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) launched a public information campaign, “Get #weedwise”, this week to educate cannabis consumers about the dangers of purchasing cannabis from unlicensed businesses. Some of the messages include information on the dangers of using or ingesting cannabis that has not been tested which may include dangerous foreign material such…

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Local Jurisdictions File Suit Over Cannabis Delivery Regulations

Earlier this month, 24 cities, and the County of Santa Cruz, filed suit in Fresno County Superior Court against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) in response to the BCC’s adoption of regulations that allow for state-licensed cannabis firms to deliver their products to any physical address in California, including in cities and counties…

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Community Reinvestment Grant Solicitation and Application Released

Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released the application for the first round of the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG). Recall, these funds from Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) are directed to local health departments and community-based organizations to provide grants to support activities such as job…

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Senate Health and Education Committees Hold Hearing on Proposition 64 – Youth Education, Prevention, Early Intervention & Treatment Account

As CHEAC has outlined in a previous memo, the Youth Education, Prevention and Treatment Account is a subaccount contained within Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) that provides funding for youth education programs focusing on accurate information, prevention, early intervention, school retention and timely treatment services. Funding for this purpose is directed to the…

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GO-Biz Releases Proposition 64 Community Reinvestment Grants Program Draft Solicitation

This morning, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released their draft grant solicitation document for those interested in applying for a grant from the program.  As we’ve noted in the past, this funding from Prop 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act/Tier 2) is directed to local health departments and community-based organizations to…

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OAL Adopts Final Statewide Cannabis Regulations

On Wednesday, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved statewide cannabis regulations. These regulations were submitted to the OAL last month by the BCC, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). These regulations go into effect immediately and…

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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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