OAL Approves Final Regulations
OAL Approves Final Regulations – Cannabis Regulations (Currently in Effect) – January 2019
On January 16, 2019, California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities
announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) officially approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain. Please note, the new cannabis regulations listed below take effect immediately, meaning the previous emergency regulations are no longer in effect.
You can access copies of all of the newly released documents in a Dropbox Showcase we created here.
Bureau of Cannabis Control – Cannabis Regulations
Final Statement of Reasons and Addendum THE STATEMENT OF REASON AND ADDENDUM IS 84 PAGES LONG AND CONTAINS NUMEROUS SUBSTANTIVE AMENDMENTS AND CHANGES TO THE LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATIONS SO IT NEEDS TO BE READ CAREFULLY…LOTS OF SURPRISES.
California Department of Food and Agriculture – Cannabis Regulations
California Department of Public Health – Cannabis Regulations
California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities today announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has officially approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail. These new regulations take effect immediately.
The previous 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. With today’s action, these emergency regulations are no longer in effect.
“These approved regulations are the culmination of more than two years of hard work by California’s cannabis licensing authorities,” Bureau Chief Lori Ajax said. “Public feedback was invaluable in helping us develop clear regulations for cannabis businesses and ensuring public safety.”
Each licensing authority’s final regulations and rulemaking documents have been posted to the California Cannabis Portal and can be viewed by clicking the following link: cannabis.ca.gov/cannabis-
The three licensing authorities submitted these regulations to OAL on December 3, 2018, which was the start of their 30-working day review process. This review process ended Wednesday.