California Releases Proposed Permanent Regulations for Cannabis

The three California state cannabis licensing authorities released their proposed permanent regulations. Each licensing authority will accept public comments on their proposed regulations until 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2018.
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA):
CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing divisions’ proposed regulations cover cannabis cultivators. Written comments may be submitted to CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing via mail or email. Emailed comments should be submitted with the subject line “Comments on Cannabis Cultivation Regulations” to Mailed comments should be sent to:
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Attn: Amanda Brown
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division
Proposed Cannabis Cultivation Regulations
P.O. Box 942871
Sacramento, CA 94271
CDFA’s CalCannabis will also accept public comment at four hearings across the state:
  • Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Adorni Center
    1011 Waterfront Drive
    Eureka, CA 95501
  • Thursday, July 26, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
    Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
    3649 Mission Inn Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92501
  • Tuesday, July 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
    633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
    Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Tuesday, August 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    California Department of Food & Agriculture Auditorium
    1220 N Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
For more information on submitting comments to CDFA’s CalCannabis, please see their commenting guide.
CCOF will submit comments to CDFA’s CalCannabis encouraging the streamlining of regulations for organic farmers interesting in cultivating cannabis. 
California Department of Public Health (CDPH):
CDPH’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch proposed regulations establish the licensing scheme for manufacturers of cannabis products including labeling and packaging standards for manufactured cannabis products. A summary of the proposed regulatory changes for manufactured cannabis products is available. To submit a comment to CDPH regarding their proposed regulations, please see the CDPH commenting guide. CDPH will also accept public comments at three hearings.
Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC):
BCC’s proposed regulations cover commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and temporary cannabis events. A summary of the proposed regulatory changes is available. To submit a comment to the BCC regarding their proposed regulations, please see the BCC commenting guide. BCC will also host three public commenting hearings
For questions about CCOF’s cannabis work, please contact CCOF’s Policy Team