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, assist law enforcement efforts, and support the legal cannabis market. The intent is to ensure that consumers can avoid purchasing cannabis products from unlicensed businesses easily and prevent consumers from purchasing untested and potentially harmful cannabis goods from an unlicensed source. Furthermore, the BCC argues the emergency regulations are necessary to combat the recent outbreak of Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury in California particularly due to illegal retail commercial cannabis businesses visibly resembling or having names that sound similar to legal cannabis businesses.

More information on the emergency regulations can be found here.