Cannabis Regulations

Proposed Cannabis Regulations Package – July 2018

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities have announced the publication of proposed regulations in the California Regulatory Notice Register, the first step toward adopting non-emergency regulations. This publication is the start of the formal rulemaking process and marks the opening of the 45-day public comment period.

The current emergency regulations, adopted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health and California Department of Food and Agriculture in December 2017 and readopted in June 2018, were originally issued through the emergency rulemaking process to meet the legislative mandate to open California’s regulated cannabis market on January 1, 2018. These emergency regulations will remain in effect until the non-emergency rulemaking process is complete.

Each licensing authority’s proposed non-emergency regulations and rulemaking documents have been posted in the links below.

Bureau of Cannabis Control Proposed Regulation Documents:

CA Department of Food and Agriculture Proposed Regulation Documents:

CA Department of Public Health Proposed Regulation Documents: