Public Comment

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.

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.

Click here for the Cannabis Advisory Committee’s meeting schedule.