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Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Readoption of Emergency Cannabis Regulations

The Bureau of Cannabis Control’s (Bureau) emergency cannabis regulations were officially readopted on June 4, 2018, and are now in effect as of June 6, 2018. The readopted emergency regulations will be in effect for 180 days. During that time, the Bureau will engage in the regular rulemaking process to adopt its final nonemergency regulations.

The Bureau made changes to the proposed text during the California Office of Administrative Law review period to improve clarity and in response to comments. The final text of the readopted regulations, including a summary of the key changes that were made, can be found in the following links.

Final Text of Readopted Regulations & Summary of Key Changes:


The state’s three cannabis licensing authorities developed emergency regulations to implement the mandates of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which was signed into law in June 2017. The Bureau’s initial emergency regulations became effective on December 7, 2017.

The readoption of these emergency regulations was subject to a five-day public comment period, which was held from May 25-30. The public comment period began when the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) posted the proposed emergency regulations on its website on Friday, May 25.

For additional information about the readoption of the emergency regulations, or to subscribe to email alerts to hear about updates as they become available, please visit the Bureau’s website at For information on all three state licensing authorities, please visit the state’s California Cannabis Portal at /. Follow the Bureau on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily news and updates.

Those looking to get in touch with the Bureau of Cannabis Control can call our Call Center at (833) 768-5880, or send an email to