State Licensing Authorities Issue Emergency Cannabis Regulations

Yesterday, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released their proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult use cannabis. Each licensing authority developed the new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) that was passed this summer.

Given that these proposed regulations are emergency regulations, a brief five-day period to provide public comment will occur. The regulations are expected to be effective beginning in December 2017, ahead of the January 1, 2018, implementation date for state commercial cannabis licenses.

To view the proposed emergency regulations, please visit here. CHEAC is currently preparing summaries of the proposed regulations, which are expected to be provided to all members early next week.