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. Public comments will be accepted again, as part of the regular rulemaking process when the permanent regulations are filed in Spring 2018. More information on the regulatory rulemaking process is available on the OAL website. The public comments compiled from each licensing authority’s emergency regulations be found below.
- Bureau of Cannabis Control – Emergency Regulations Public Comment Archive
- CA Department of Food and Agriculture – Emergency Regulations Public Comment Archive
- CA Department of Public Health – Emergency Regulations Public Comment Archive
What are Emergency Regulations?
Emergency regulations are regulations developed during a special rulemaking process in response to a situation that requires immediate action (Government Code, Section 11342.545).
The emergency regulations packages from each of California’s three cannabis licensing authorities can be found on the Laws & Regulations page.
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.