New tax in 2018

February 23, 2017 at 12:07 AM

In January 2018, there will be a new 15% excise tax imposed by the state.

  • In January of 2018 the state will impose an additional 15% Excise tax on all cannabis sales.
  • Even patients with a California Patient ID card will need to pay this tax.
  • However, the good news is that patients with a CA Patient ID card will still continue to be exempt from the standard 8.75% sales tax.
  • Both recreational users and medical cannabis patients without a CA Patient ID card will pay the 15% excise tax, 8.75% sales tax, and the 10% Measure U tax

Accepting applications for the Cannabis Advisory Committee

February 14, 2017 at 12:39 PM

13 February 2017

Hello CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Stakeholders:

We would like to inform you that the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR)  is now accepting applications for the Cannabis Advisory Committee to advise the bureau on matters relating to both medical and adult recreational use of cannabis.

The committee will advise BMCR and the other licensing authorities—the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing and the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety—on the development of regulations that protect public health and safety while ensuring a regulated market that helps reduce the illicit market for cannabis. In addition, starting January 1, 2019, the committee will publish an annual public report describing its activities during the previous year, including any recommendations it makes to the state licensing authorities.

Committee members are selected by and serve at the pleasure of the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs. The committee will consist of representatives from diverse backgrounds, including the cannabis industry, labor, state and local agencies, public health experts, representatives from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control with expertise in regulating intoxicating substances for adult use, individuals with expertise in the medicinal properties of cannabis, and representatives from communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policy, among others.

Members will not be paid but will be reimbursed for any necessary travel for approved advisory committee meetings.

Individuals interested in serving on the committee can access the online application here:http://www.bmcr.ca.gov/about_us/documents/commitee_application.pdf

For additional information about BMCR, or to subscribe to email alerts to hear about updates as they become available, please visit the BMCR website: http://www.bmcr.ca.gov/.

Thank you,

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Department of Food and Agriculture
calcannabis.cdfa.ca.gov

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing was previously called the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP).

San Diego legalizes recreational pot dispensaries

February 11, 2017 at 3:34 PM

San Diego is the first local city to approve recreational marijuana sales since state voters approved Proposition 64 in November, and no other cities in the county have indicated they intend to follow suit.

Read more here

Ordinance 925

February 11, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Please review Ordinance 925 to ensure you understand the cultivation prohibitions in unincorporated Riverside County.