Can I comment on the Proposed Cannabis Regulations?
Public comments on the proposed cannabis regulations will be accepted in writing and during public hearings held throughout the state by each of the three licensing authorities on their respective proposed regulations. Dates and locations for each agency’s public comment hearings, including documents with instructions on how to submit written comments, are listed below.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Hearing Dates and Locations:
August 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621
August 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
How to Get Involved in the Regulatory Process: https://cannabis.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/07/How-To-Get-Involved-in-the-Regulatory-Process.pdf
California Department of Public Health Hearing Dates and Locations:
July 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 900 E. Birch Street, Valencia Room, Brea, CA 92821
August 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501
August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 8400 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94621
Instructions on Submitting Public Comment: www.cdph.ca.gov/mcsb/rulemaking
California Department of Food & Agriculture Hearing Dates and Locations:
July 24, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA 95501
July 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
July 31, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hilton Santa Barbara, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
August 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. California Department of Food & Agriculture, Auditorium, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
How to Submit Your Comments: https://cannabis.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/07/CDFA-How-to-Submit-Your-Comments.pdf
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.