Emergency Cannabis Regulations

The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) creates the general framework for the regulation of commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis in California. The text of MAUCRSA is available on the California Legislative Information website.

In December 2017, the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities adopted emergency regulations to clarify and make specific licensing and enforcement criteria for commercial cannabis businesses under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). On June 6, 2018 the three licensing authorities readopted the emergency regulations.

None of these emergency regulations are currently in effect. Click here to access the new cannabis regulations that went into effect as of January 16, 2019.


Readoption of Emergency Cannabis Regulation Packages – June 2018

Bureau of Cannabis Control – Readopted Emergency Cannabis Regulations

California Department of Food and Agriculture – Readopted Emergency Cannabis Regulations 

California Department of Public Health – Readopted Emergency Cannabis Regulations 


CDPH Shared-Facilities Emergency Regulations – March 2018


Emergency Cannabis Regulation Packages – December 2017

Bureau of Cannabis Control – Emergency Cannabis Regulations

California Department of Food and Agriculture – Emergency Cannabis Regulations

California Department of Public Health – Emergency Cannabis Regulations