Emergency Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Licensing Regulations Released

California’s state cannabis licensing authorities announced that the proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been released.

As we’ve heard throughout this week during the MJBizCon—the preeminent conference for cannabis professionals currently underway in Las Vegas—this is a considerable development that touches on a number of hot button issues for industry producers, including dispensaries, cultivators, extractors, developers and infusers.

The new regulations are poised to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which forms a single regulatory system for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis.

The regulations and their summaries have been posted online and can be reviewed here:

Bureau of Cannabis Control

CA Department of Food and Agriculture

CA Department of Public Health

The emergency regulations are expected to go into effect December of this year, according to the licensing authorities. The issuance of the state commercial cannabis licenses will be implemented next year on January 1, however, businesses seeking state licensing must be in compliance with all local laws.

While this is certainly another step forward for the legalized cannabis industry, there’s definitely more to come on the topic. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help.



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About Corey Tobin

With close to a decade of industry experience, Corey has worked with a number of small and medium-sized businesses and is knowledgeable about property and casualty, life and health insurance. Corey specializes in working with elevator contractors, manufacturing, distributing, healthcare and construction. Additionally, he is focused on the unique needs and challenges facing cannabis related business, including dispensaries, cultivators, extractors, developers and much more.

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