Riverside Supervisors Take Step In Permitting Process

August 29, 2017 at 5:17 PM

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday directed the Office of County Counsel and other agencies to draft an ordinance that will create a permitting process for the sale and commercial cultivation of marijuana in Riverside County’s unincorporated communities. read more

THREE CALIFORNIA AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR LICENSING COMMERCIAL CANNABIS RELEASE REGULATIONS

April 28, 2017 at 1:58 PM

THREE CALIFORNIA AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR LICENSING COMMERCIAL CANNABIS RELEASE REGULATIONS

(Sacramento) Today the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health released much awaited and anticipated proposed regulations. These rules are intended to allow the state to meet the January 1, 2018 deadline set by the Medical Cannabis Regulatory and Safety Act.

The regulations now go to the public for a 45 day comment period. Comments can be made in a number of methods outlined on the state agencies websites. Comments are due no later than June 12th. There will be a handful of public hearings throughout the state. There is information about how to make comments on the regulations below.

More information about the regulations can be found here:

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).