The policy committee will meet in Sacramento on Wednesday, January 11 at 10:30 AM.
AB 64 was introduced this week. According to the authors fact sheet the legislation: "begins the conversation around reconciling and unifying the regulatory structures under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, Proposition 64."
I am pleased to present the final recommendations for our 2017 priorities to the community for review and comment. The board will consider all input and comments at the board meeting to be held January 17th at 2 PM in Sacramento. These recommendations along with a report and recommendations from the policy committee will be reviewed by the entire board.
RE: Preliminary comments on the Pre-Regulation Workshop Survey
We appreciate the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program providing the opportunity for robust public participation in the rulemaking process. While the public process is a statutory requirement, program staff have gone above and beyond and lived up to these principles of participatory governance by providing an engaging and user friendly process for the regulated community and other stakeholders. We commend this collaborative approach and encourage the program to sustain its commitment to public participation.
Today I write to provide our basic principles, our accomplishments and compromises to date and an initial overview of our regulatory priorities. I will also include discussion of the Regulatory Goals outlined in the “Pre-Regulation Workshop Survey.”Read more
Recently the California Department of Food and Agriculture released the responses to a survey assessing the number of businesses considering seeking a state license to cultivate cannabis. The survey also assessed the number of businesses seeking licensure in another segment of the regulated cannabis marketplace.Read more
The state agencies responsible for licensing cannabis businesses will be holding several meetings throughout the state over the next several weeks and months. These meetings are an important part of the regulatory process. The meetings are an opportunity for you to learn more and have conversations directly with the people who will be drafting the regulations in the early stages of the process.Read more