Can I Comment on the Cannabis Regulations?
The state’s three cannabis licensing authorities officially adopted new cannabis regulations on January 16, 2019, which marked the conclusion of a six-month rulemaking process that modified provisions from the previous emergency regulations. The comment periods for these regulations were held from July 13, 2018, to August 28, 2018, and again from October 19, 2018, to November 5, 2018. The licensing authorities are not accepting public comments on the cannabis regulations at this time, but will likely do so again once changes are proposed to these cannabis regulations.
Further instructions on submitting public comments may be found on each licensing authority’s website in the links provided below.
- Bureau of Cannabis Control – Comments on Regulations for Retailers, Distributors, Microbusinesses, Testing Labs, and Cannabis Events
- CDFA CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing– Comments on Regulations for Cultivators
- CDPH Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch – Comments on Regulations for Manufacturers
Can I Comment on the Emergency Regulations?
Emergency regulations have a five-day public comment period that begins when the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) posts the proposed emergency regulations on their website. This public comment period was held from November 27 to December 4, 2017. The public comments compiled from each licensing authority’s emergency regulations can be found below.
- Bureau of Cannabis Control – Emergency Regulations Public Comment Archive
- California Department of Food and Agriculture – Emergency Regulations Public Comment Archive
- California Department of Public Health – Emergency Regulations Public Comment Archive
Can I Provide Public Comment at the Cannabis Advisory Committee Meetings?
The public may provide appropriate comment on any issue before the Cannabis Advisory Committee at the time the item is discussed. If public comment is not specifically requested, members of the public should feel free to request an opportunity to comment. Total time allocated for public comment may be limited.