Author: Bureau of Cannabis Control
Published: Nov 16, 2017
Sacramento, California

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Author: California Department of Food and Agriculture
Published: Nov 13, 2017
Sacramento, California

SACRAMENTO – The final program environmental impact report (EIR) for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program has been certified and is available for viewing at cdfa.ca.gov/CalCannabis/PEIR.html.

Certification of the EIR as final by CDFA and providing notice through the California State Clearninghouse is required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and is a necessary step leading up to the adoption of the cannabis cultivation licensing regulations.

The EIR outlines potential significant environmental impacts associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation licensing regulations and provides mitigation measures to reduce those impacts to less than significant.

CDFA is developing regulations for statewide cannabis cultivation licensing, as well as a track-and-trace system. This system will record the movement of cannabis and cannabis products through the supply chain, from cultivation to sale.

NOTE: CDFA anticipates issuing cannabis cultivation licenses on or about January 1, 2018. In addition to state licensure, applicants are required to comply with any local cannabis cultivation requirements. Applications should check with their local jurisdiction regarding local ordinance requirements.

 

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Author: Bureau of Cannabis Control
Published: Nov 06, 2017
Sacramento, California

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Author: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Published: Oct 26, 2017
San Diego

UC San Diego has begun looking for effective ways to talk to the public about how marijuana can impair a person’s driving abilities, a move prompted by the legalization of recreational marijuana in California.

Researchers will initially develop talking points for law enforcement and physicians, who are often in a position to educate people about drugs. The campaign will then be more directly expanded to the public, partially with the use of social media.

The new campaign is part of the university’s larger, on-going effort to reduce the fatalities and injuries that result from such things as drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving.

The school’s Training, Research and Education Driving Safety (TREDS) program is being underwritten by an $800,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

“We’re reviewing what’s known about marijuana and driving so that we can come up with the best techniques for changing behavior,” said Linda Hill, director of the TREDS program.

“We know from our work with physicians that they like to have talking points in their pocket so that they can deliver a clear message. And we want to be clear because marijuana can affect people differently than alcohol.”

The impact of marijuana use and driving is being sorted out, with special attention being paid in places like Colorado, where voters approved the recreational use of marijuana in late 2012.

In August 2017, the Denver Post published an investigation that showed a major increase in fatal crashes involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana. But the investigation, based on state and federal data. said that it is unclear whether the increase in fatalities can be broadly tied to the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The issue is being studied from another angle by UC San Diego, which received a $1.8 million grant from the California Legislature last year to develop a sobriety test that’s more effective at determining if a driver is high on marijuana.​​​​​​​

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Author: Sacramento Bee
Published: Oct 23, 2017
Sacramento, California

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Author: The Cannifornian
Published: Oct 19, 2017
Riverside, CA

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