Category: Cannabis


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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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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