Mendocino Cannabis Alliance Partners with Origins Council

This is a press release from the Mendocino Cannabis Alliance:

MCA is excited to announce that we have become a Regional Partner of Origins Council, a California cannabis education, research and advocacy organization. Origins Council is dedicated to supporting the legacy cannabis producing regions of California through sustainable rural economic development initiatives, research based policy advocacy, and the development of geographic indication systems (County of Origin and Appellation of Origin) designed to ignite the growth of the craft cannabis market and regional agritourism.

The Regional Partners of Origins Council are: Nevada County Cannabis Alliance, Big Sur Farmers Association, Sonoma County Growers Alliance, Mendocino Cannabis Alliance, Humboldt County Growers Alliance and Trinity County Agricultural Alliance. Collectively these organizations constitute the Regional Council which governs the policy work of Origins Council. The Regional Council exchanges information and shares resources and collaborates with Origins Council on community driven cannabis research initiatives.

We are grateful to MCA member That Good Good Farm for supporting our partnership with Origins Council as our 2020 Annual Regional Sponsor. For more information about Origins Council please visit: www.originscouncil.org

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released the proposed regulations for the California Cannabis Appellations Program (CAP) on February 21, 2020. This marked the start of a 45-day public comment period. In response to the COVID-19 emergency declaration, CDFA is extending the public comment period to May 6, 2020 and has rescheduled the public hearing to Wednesday, May 6, 2020, from 1pm to 3pm. The hearing will be accessible online only.

The proposed regulations and the link to register for the public hearing can be found on the CalCannabis Cannabis Appellations Program web page: www.cdfa.ca.gov/calcannabis/appellations

MCA is working with Origins Council to analyze the proposed regulations and prepare comments. You are invited to submit comments to MCA regarding the proposed regulations by emailing us at [email protected] Please join MCA to discuss the appellation regulations on our public policy calls through the remainder of the public comment period. The next public policy call will be April 30 at 7PM on the MCA Conference call in line, 605.472.5739 access 293416#

Comments on the proposed regulations may be submitted until Wednesday, May 6, 2020, via email to [email protected] or by mail to:

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Attention: Kristi Armstrong

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing

Proposed Appellations Regulations

P.O. Box 942871

Sacramento, CA 94271

The Mendocino Cannabis Alliance serves and promotes Mendocino County’s world-renowned cannabis cultivators and businesses through sustainable economic development, education and public policy initiatives.

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