Policy committee: please review this document.
Since 2016, state regulators have worked to develop emergency regulations to implement the MAUCRSA. Emergency regulations were most recently extended in July, and can stand until the end of the year.
In preparation for the transition away from emergency regulations, draft non-emergency regulations were released on July 13, 2018. These regulations will be subject to a thorough public process, including a 45 day public comment period that ends on August 27.
CalGrowers is working to identify concerns and finalize written comments by the August deadline. We encourage everyone to participate in the public comment process over the next several weeks.
Submit a comment to the state!
Regulatory agencies will be accepting written comment until August 27. Written comment can be sent to these addresses:
- Department of Food and Agriculture (cultivation) - CalCannabisRegs@cdfa.ca.gov
- Department of Public Health (manufacturing) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bureau of Cannabis Control (retail, distribution, testing, cannabis events) - email@example.com
CalGrowers has created several template letters for issues that we've identified as top priorities:
- Reinstate the acreage cap.
- Create a "compositing" program to decrease testing costs.
- Decrease fees for farms that use light deprivation, but no artificial light.
- Increase patient access to compassion programs.
- Support current microbiological testing requirements, and oppose a change in the direction of "plate count" standards.
Complete our survey!
If you have a concern or comment related to a specific regulation, please share your comments here.
If you would like to help us prioritize, please complete this survey.
Survey responses will help CalGrowers identify and prioritize issues to highlight in our written comments.
Attend a public hearing!
Regulators will hold public hearings on the regulations at the following dates. Although public hearings and written comments are technically weighted equally, public hearings are a great opportunity to emphasize the regulations that impact you most.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Hearing Dates and Locations
August 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621
August 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
California Department of Public Health Hearing Dates and Locations:
July 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 900 E. Birch Street, Valencia Room, Brea, CA 92821
August 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501
August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 8400 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621
California Department of Food & Agriculture Hearing Dates and Locations:
July 24, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501
July 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
July 31, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hilton Santa Barbara, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
August 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. California Department of Food & Agriculture, Auditorium, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814