Communication – personal disclosure policies of CA cannabis regulators
Communications via Website
- Users may communicate with the Bureau via e-mail or the Bureau’s messaging systems. The Bureau welcomes both questions and comments. Except as required by law, the Bureau does not share e-mail communications with any other organizations.
- Communications made through e-mail and messaging systems shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Bureau or any of its entities, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Bureau or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the Bureau is required by any federal, Bureau or local laws, rules, or regulations.
What Information Will The BCC Disclose To The Public
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Title 1, Division 7, Chapter 3.5, Government Code sections 6250-6277), on request, the Bureau will disclose licensee information including, but not limited to:
- Mailing address
- License number
- License status
- Original license issue date
- Last license renewal date
- License expiration date
- Disciplinary action
- Copy of license renewal applications
- Copy of license application (excl. personal information such as birth date and social security number)
The three licensing authorities are working together to ensure that cannabis and cannabis-related products pass the necessary regulations and safety tests before they are distributed to dispensaries for public sale and consumption. This page will serve as a guide for consumers on where they can find licensed dispensaries, public health and safety information, general rules for consumption and more.
Public Health Information
- In September 2017, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched its “Let’s Talk Cannabis,” health information and education campaign, which details what’s legal in California and the potential health impacts of cannabis use. Senate Bill 94 (SB 94) – Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) – makes it legal for adults 21 or older to possess, consume and cultivate cannabis in California. Sale of cannabis from licensed retail outlets will become legal January 1, 2018.
- CDPH received funding to develop a campaign, as detailed in SB 94, describing:
- The scientific basis for restricting access of cannabis and cannabis products for persons under the age of 21 years.
- The penalties for providing access to cannabis and cannabis products to persons under the age of 21 years.
- The potential harms of using cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding.
- The potential harms of overusing cannabis or cannabis products.
- CDPH engaged in extensive conversations with stakeholders in California and partners in other states with legalized cannabis to target the most vulnerable populations and apply their lessons learned,” said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “We are committed to providing Californians with science-based information to ensure safe and informed choices.” CDPH has and will continue to incorporate the latest data available into public messages to increase awareness about how cannabis affects bodies, minds, and health.
- On CDPH’s website, individuals can find information about legal, safe and responsible use, and health information for youth, pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and health care providers. CDPH produced fact sheets with safe storage tips and the important things Californians need to know about purchasing and possessing cannabis for personal use. An educational digital toolkit for local governments and community organizations will be available in the future once additional details are known.