Category: Cannabis


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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Cannabis Licensing Fees Deferred for 60 Days

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announced yesterday that businesses with state commercial cannabis licenses expiring between now and the end of June 30, 2020, may request 60-day deferrals of their license fee payments. This action is intended to provide immediate financial relief to cannabis licensees impacted by COVID-19. BCC will begin to accept requests…

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QR Code Cannabis Regulations Approved

Last month, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released emergency cannabis regulations making it mandatory for cannabis businesses to post their unique Quick Response Code (QR code) certificate in their storefront windows and carry it with them when making cannabis deliveries. Yesterday, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the emergency regulations, which went…

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Emergency QR Code Cannabis Regulations Released

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released emergency cannabis regulations yesterday making it mandatory for cannabis businesses to post their unique Quick Response Code (QR code) certificate in their storefront windows and carry it with them when making cannabis deliveries. BCC argues the regulations are necessary to help consumers with identifying licensed cannabis retailers,…

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