Today the California Bureau of Cannabis Control released their proposal for the permanent cannabis regulations marking the beginning of a 45 day public comment period. All three of the regulatory agencies, the BCC, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Department of Food & Agriculture, have set forth the guidelines that vary slightly from the emergency cannabis regulations established in December of 2017.
Lori Ajax, the Chief Officer for the BCC, notes that, “The emergency rulemaking process provided an opportunity to evaluate how the rules were working for businesses throughout the supply chain. The regulations we now propose include changes that make it easier for businesses to operate and strengthen public health and safety policies.”
The emergency cannabis regulations were re-adopted in June of 2018 and will remain in effect until the permanent cannabis regulations process is complete. Find out more about some the changes being proposed in the permanent regulations by reviewing the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Proposed Changes.
The big three cannabis agencies, (BCC, CDPH, and CDFA), will be conducting public hearings to hear comments starting late July through the end of August. We’ve provided a list of the public hearings below but written comments can also be submitted via email and mail. For more information regarding how to submit comments, consult the BCC California cannabis portal.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Hearing Dates and Locations:
August 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621
August 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
California Department of Public Health Hearing Dates and Locations:
July 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 900 E. Birch Street, Valencia Room, Brea, CA 92821
August 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501
August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 8400 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621
California Department of Food & Agriculture Hearing Dates and Locations:
July 24, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501
July 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
July 31, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Hilton Santa Barbara, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
August 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - California Department of Food & Agriculture, Auditorium, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
If you have any questions regarding how these permanent cannabis regulations will affect your cannabis retailer point-of-sale, feel free to contact us. We are committed to providing innovative solutions for California dispensaries as state regulations continue to evolve.