Category: Cannabis


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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Report Details Lessons Learned from Cannabis Legalization

The Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a nonprofit organization based in Virginia, and dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy, released a study this week entitled “Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Four U.S. States and D.C.”  The study found that legalized states are leading the nation in past-year use of cannabis in every…

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Cannabis Oversight Hearing Held This Week

Earlier this week a joint convening of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, the Assembly Agriculture Committee, and the Assembly Health Committee was held for an update on the implementation of cannabis regulation in California.  Encompassing three panels, members of these three policy committees heard from the state agencies responsible for implementing California’s new cannabis…

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NACCHO Publishes Cannabis Policy Statement

Late last year, NACCHO’s Board of Directors adopted a policy statement on medical and recreational cannabis and cannabinoids.  In brief, NACCHO recommends that the federal government remove administrative and regulatory barriers to allow for increased scientific and epidemiological research on both the positive and negative impacts of cannabis/cannabinoid consumption.  Furthermore, they also encourage state and…

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Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, Authorizes Expanded Federal Cannabis Enforcement

On Thursday afternoon, as expected, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a one-page memo to all United States Attorneys rescinding the “Cole Memo” issued during the Obama Administration. The memo recognized that cannabis was still illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, but allowed federal prosecutors to focus their resources elsewhere, so long as states…

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