Transition Rules – Regulated Commercial Cannabis Market
The California cannabis regulators have thought through transition rules – regulated commercial cannabis market including:
Beginning January 1, 2018, and before July 1, 2018, licensees may do the following:
- Conduct business with other licensees irrespective of the M or A designation
- Sell goods in inventory that don’t meet packaging requirements if placed in a child‐resistant package by the retailer at the time of sale
- Nonedible cannabis products that do not meet THC limits per package may be transported
- M-Licensees may transport and sell medicinal products that are 10 milligrams or less per serving THC regardless of the amount in the package.
- Cannabis goods that do not meet labeling requirements may be transported and sold if a sticker with the applicable consumer warning sticker that is affixed to the package.
- Cannabis goods that have not undergone laboratory testing may be transported and sold if a label stating that they have not been tested is affixed to the package
- Dried flower in the retailer’s inventory at the time of licensure can be packaged by the retailer
- Cannabis goods in the retailer’s inventory that don’t meet requirements set by the Department of Public Health for ingredients and appearance may be sold
- Testing requirements will be phased‐in
- Cover the cost of administering the Bureau’s commercial cannabis program
- Application fees‐ Paid when the application is submitted
- License fees‐ Paid when the application is approved
- Amount of license fee is scaled based on the maximum dollar value of the licensee’s operation