Proposed New State Regulations for Cannabis Cultivators Published Friday

cal cannabis californiaPress release from CalCannabis:

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities today announced the publication of proposed regulations in the California Regulatory Notice Register, the first step toward adopting non-emergency regulations. This publication is the start of the formal rulemaking process and marks the opening of the 45-day public comment period.

Each licensing authority’s proposed non-emergency regulations and rulemaking documents have been posted to California’s Cannabis Portal and can be viewed by clicking the following link:

The current emergency regulations, adopted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health and California Department of Food and Agriculture in December 2017 and readopted in June 2018, were originally issued through the emergency rulemaking process to meet the legislative mandate to open California’s regulated cannabis market on January 1, 2018. These emergency regulations will remain in effect until the non-emergency rulemaking process is complete.

“The emergency rulemaking process provided an opportunity to evaluate how the rules were working for businesses throughout the supply chain,” said Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax. “The regulations we now propose include changes that make it easier for businesses to operate and strengthen public health and safety policies.”

Public comments on the proposed regulations will be accepted in writing and during public hearings held throughout the state by each of the three licensing authorities on their respective proposed regulations. Dates and locations for each agency’s public comment hearings, including documents with instructions on how to submit written comments, are listed below.

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

How to Get Involved in the Regulatory Process:

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

Instructions on Submitting Public Comment:

California Department of Food and 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 and Agriculture, Auditorium, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

How to Submit Your Comments:


The licensing authorities will review each timely and relevant comment received and will respond to all comments in documents filed during the final stages of the rulemaking process, regardless of the method used to submit the comments. Comments may be submitted in writing to each licensing authority or at a public comment hearing. Comments also may be submitted orally at a public comment hearing. Parties interested in attending a public comment hearing do not need to RSVP. No public comments will be accepted by phone.

On June 27, 2017, the legislature passed and Governor Brown signed into law the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which provided one regulatory framework for both medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity within the state. The state cannabis authorities adopted emergency regulations in December 2017 for initial implementation of the provisions of MAUCRSA and are now using the regular rulemaking process to adopt permanent regulations.




  • Oh boy!! Golly gee!!! More changes and new regulations for those who are already suffer from the many effects of a STEEP LEARNING CURVE!
    One Consultant (cannabis farm advisor) recently said, ‘The reason the agencies are able to get away with all the onerous regulations and overreach is that, unlike the wine or other farming interests, the
    CANNABIS INDUSTRY HAS NO (effective) LOBBYING ARM (to beat back the government and over zealous bureaucrats)!’ …..With all this, will our local farmers survive???!!?

  • There’s nothing new under the sun. Fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) mongering lasts until enough of the people figure it out. After the fiction, the local farmers will thrive.

    The alleged “legislators” and Moonbeam “signed into law”??? Oh paleeeeze. They wouldn’t know law if they found it in their sock drawer.

    Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 505 U.S. 1003, 120 L.Ed.2d 798: There are a number of non-economic interests in land, such as interest in excluding strangers from one’s land, the impairment of which will invite exceedingly close scrutiny under the takings clause (5th Amend.). If the protection against physical appropriations of private property was to be meaningfully enforced, the government’s power to redefine the range of interests included that the ownership of property was necessarily constrained by constitutional limits. If, instead, the uses of private property were subject to unbridled, uncompensated qualification under the police power, the natural tendency of human nature [would be] to extend the qualification more and more until at last private property disappeared. These considerations gave birth to the oft cited maxim that, while property may be regulated to a certain extent, if regulation goes too far it will be recognized as a ‘taking.’ Where permanent physical occupation of land is concerned, we have refused to allow the government to decree it anew without compensation no matter how weighty the asserted public interests involved. Unless just compensation is offered, the city or county is committing fraud, theft, racketeering and terrorism if it wants to exert ‘acts of ownership or control of private property’ and livestock ownership rights. It is illegal to impose public policy upon private land; to do so constitutes a ‘taking’ for which the City and County are liable for compensating the owner for his loss, no matter how small the intrusion.

  • Cannibis is legal! ( lots of sarcasm)

  • Thank you Kym for posting this information. Such useful service you provide and it’s appreciated across the board.


  • So the focus is how the regulations are working/will work for BUSINESSES. Capitalism is failing us, as usual. Can we focus (if we must)regulations (if we must) as if lives matter? Our town matters!

  • Contemporary Satire 4 you!

    I am also glad to help.

    In fact I am ready to lobby for the local “Cannabis Farming Interests”. I will be happy to attend the conference, at the Biltmore, at your expense and represent your interests!

    Let me know if you are interested! I only charge $200/hr for this service, and I guarantee the “Emergency Regulations” will be supplanted by more “Permanent Regulations”, which will confuse all you stoned “farmers” even more than the “Emergency Regulations”…

    Actually, the “regulations” are not confusing at all, to a trained competent non-stoned person, so, let me know how I can serve you!

    Contact me through:


    Remember, that’s only $200/hr, with a 1000 hour minimum, all expenses paid.

    You will need plenty of good advice, before this is over!

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