Statewide Cannabis Implementation Activities are Heating Up

Last week, the Bureau of Cannabis Control released a couple of announcements.  The first was the official launch of their upgraded website and rebranding efforts.  The site,, was redesigned to reflect changes to statute made over the past few months, updated information on upcoming regulations, and licensing applications.

The Bureau also announced, along with CDPH and the Department of Food and Agriculture, that they were officially withdrawing the medical cannabis regulations proposed earlier this year.  The effective date of the withdrawal is today, October 6.  The three licensing authorities are currently working on emergency regulations with an expected publish date sometime in November.

This month, the Bureau will be conducting three public cannabis licensing workshops throughout the state.  These will be structured like an open house to allow attendees to obtain information from various state and local agencies about what licensing information is needed and what resources are available to those looking to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.  The workshops are scheduled for October 12 in Los Angeles, October 13 in Riverside, and October 17 in Sacramento.  More information on these workshops can be found here.

Finally, the Bureau also announced the members of their 22-member Cannabis Advisory Committee.  They will be tasked with assisting the three State regulatory agencies develop regulations on cultivation, transport, testing and sale of both medical and adult use cannabis.  A full list of committee members can be found here.