Category: Cannabis


2021-22 Community Reinvestment Grant Solicitation and Application Released

Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released the solicitation for the next round of the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG). As a recap, 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…

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State Unveils New Consolidated Cannabis Department

One of the deals struck in this year’s FY 2021-22 State Budget was the consolidation of the state’s three legalized cannabis governing departments (Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health, and Department of Food and Agriculture) into one centralized department now known as the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). The intent of this…

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BCC Announces Changes to Cannabis Billboard Regulations

Late last year, the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo ruled that California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) exceeded their authority in allowing cannabis advertising on billboards along California highways. The BCC had interpreted provisions of Proposition 64, which legalized cannabis in California, to ban cannabis billboards from being located within a 15-mile radius of…

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Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Updates

It was announced earlier this week that Lori Ajax, Chief of the State Bureau of Cannabis (BCC), would be retiring as of Wednesday, December 2. Tamara Colson, Assistant Chief Counsel, BCC, has been appointed to serve as Acting Bureau Chief beginning on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The Bureau also announced this week they have published…

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Proposition 64 Cannabis Research Grant Funding Recipients Announced

Last week, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announced an investment of over $29 million in research funding to several California universities on a variety of cannabis related topics. Recall as part of Prop 64, a portion of revenues derived from cannabis industry is directed to the impacts of cannabis on California; cannabis research must…

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BSCC Expected to Release Second RFA for Prop. 64 Grant Program This Month

The California Bureau of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is expected to announce in November a new request for applications (RFA) for a second round of the Proposition 64 Public Health and Safety Grant Program. Recall, Proposition 64, which legalized cannabis, requires grant funds to be provided to local governments to assist with law enforcement,…

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2020-21 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 next 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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Newsom Signs Executive Order on Various Deadlines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-65-20 addressing a number of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order extends the timeframe for local governments to submit claims for reimbursements to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) and extends expiration dates for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC). Any MMIC that would otherwise have…

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