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

California Cannabis Control Appeals Panel – Proposed Regulations

The Cannabis Control Appeals Panel (Panel) proposes to adopt the proposed regulations described below after considering all comments, objections, and recommendations regarding the proposed action. These proposed regulations and rulemaking documents are also available on California’s Cannabis Portal.

Proposed Rules 6000-6018, Appeals Procedures:


The Panel will hold a public hearing starting at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday October 17, 2018, or as soon after that as business before the Panel will permit, at the State Personnel Board Building, 1st Floor Auditorium, 801 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814. At the hearing, any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing about the proposed action described in the informative digest.  It is requested, but not required, that persons making oral comments at the hearing submit a written copy of their testimony.


Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action to the Panel at its address below.  Comments may also be submitted by email to  The written comment period closes at 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2018.  The Panel will consider only comments received at the Panel offices by that time.