State Withdraws MCRSA Regulations

As a result of the passage of the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on June 27, 2017, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health, and Department of Food and Agriculture withdrew the proposed regulations developed under the prior Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) and the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act that were noticed for public comment on April 28th and May 5th of this year. The withdrawal was effective July 27th.
Now, the licensing authorities will use their emergency rulemaking powers for new proposed regulations. The emergency regulations are expected to be published in the fall of 2017. The licensing authorities are assuring the public that the implementation date for issuance of commercial cannabis licenses will remain January 2, 2018. Stay tuned as the regulators come out with a whole raft of regulations for State Licensing.