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2022 announcements

Department of Cannabis Control files readoption of emergency regulations for equity fee waivers

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed an action with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to readopt its emergency regulations, with amendments, implementing Senate Bill 166. The bill requires DCC to develop and implement a program to provide waivers for cannabis licensing fees, with at least 60 percent of the total amount of fee waivers allocated to fee waivers for local equity applicants and licenses. This readoption would allow emergency regulations to remain in place while DCC continues working to begin the process of permanently adopting the regulations through the regular rulemaking action.

The DCC’s filing marks the start of the five-calendar day public comment period and the 10-day OAL review period.

How to submit a public comment

If you wish to comment on the proposed readoption emergency regulations, you must submit your comment in writing to both OAL and DCC:

OAL Reference Attorney
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
Sacramento CA 95814

DCC Legal Affairs Division
2920 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova CA 95670

Public comments must be received no later than May 31, 2022. Verbal comments cannot be accepted.

Read tips for submitting a public comment or download a public comment template to help you submit your feedback.

View all of DCC’s rulemaking actions, including how to comment on other proposed regulations:

About the proposed readoption of emergency regulations

View the proposed readopted regulatory text and supporting documents: