California Commercial Cannabis Final Business RegulationsJared Younker
Bureau of Cannabis Control
On Friday, December 7, 2018, the three agencies governing the commercial cannabis industry – Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Health, and California Department of Food and Agriculture – published the long-awaited final versions of California’s cannabis business regulations have been published online by the three agencies that oversee the industry.
While the rules will not be completely finalized until approved by the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) – and therefore could undergo more changes – the agencies decided to release them before an OAL signoff, which may not be until sometime in January.
The regulations were sent to the OAL on December 3rd and were originally not scheduled to be made public until next month.
Spokesman for the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Alex Traverso, emphasized that the final regulations will not go into effect until approved by the OAL.
Until OAL approval, he noted, the industry will still be governed by emergency regulations that were readopted in June.
To view the proposed final regulations, click on the links below:
- Bureau of Cannabis Control, with more information available here.
- Department of Public Health, with more information available here.
- Department of Food and Agriculture, with more information available here.
MJIC Compliance is also reviewing the BCC’s responses to comments submitted on the proposed regulations back in early November, of which there are about a thousand pages, and will be reporting on significant changes in the weeks to come.