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Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Regulations Overview

All BureAu licenses „ Temporary license – Allows for Operations while Annual license Application is Pending

• A temporary license allows a business to engage in commercial cannabis activity for a period of 120 days.

• The Bureau can only issue a temporary license if the applicant has a valid license, permit, or other authorization issued by the local jurisdiction in which the applicant is operating. „ Annual licenses

• All commercial cannabis activity shall be conducted between licensees.

• There is no specific number limit to the licenses that may be held by an applicant. There is no restriction on the types of cannabis licenses a person can hold, except a person who holds a testing laboratory license is prohibited from licensure for any other commercial activity.

• An annual license issued by the Bureau is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance and may be renewed annually. „ local compliance Verification

• If the applicant provides a local license, permit, or other authorization, the Bureau will contact the local jurisdiction to verify the information and will allow at least 10 days for the jurisdiction to respond before issuing the license, unless a response is received from the local jurisdiction sooner.

• If an applicant for an annual license does not provide a local license, permit, or other authorization, the Bureau will contact the local jurisdiction to verify that issuing the license would not violate a local ordinance or regulation. After 60 days, if there is no acknowledgement by the local jurisdiction, the Bureau shall presume the applicant is in compliance and may issue a license.

 

Read Full Overview http://www.bcc.ca.gov

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CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 16 DIVISION 42. BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL

BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL
PROPOSED TEXT OF REGULATIONS
The following is new text to be added to the California Code of Regulations

 

For the purposes of this division, the definitions in this section shall govern the construction of
this division unless otherwise indicated.
(a) “Act” means the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.
(b) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Cannabis Control, previously named the Bureau of Marijuana
Control, Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, and Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.
(c) “Cannabis goods” means cannabis, including dried flower, and products containing cannabis.
(d) “Cannabis waste” means waste that is not hazardous waste, as defined in Public Resources
Code section 40141, that contains cannabis and that has been made unusable and unrecognizable
in the manner prescribed in sections 5054 and 5055 of this division.

Read Full Regulations: http://www.bcc.ca.gov

 

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BANKING ACCESS STRATEGIES FOR CANNABIS-RELATED BUSINESSES

A Report From the State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group.

Lack of access to banking services that are taken for granted by other legal businesses—opening accounts, writing checks, accepting credit cards, transferring money—forces cannabis businesses to deal in large amounts of cash, which makes them targets for assaults and puts the general public in danger. Security and procedural concerns about handling massive amounts of cash also create a nightmare for state and local government revenue-collecting agencies. In addition, the inability of cannabis operations to get banking services means that many of them may remain in the underground economy and not become transparent, regulated, tax-paying businesses, as California
voters intended.

Faced with these concerns, late last year I directed the staff of the State Treasurer’s Office to carry out research and develop recommendations on strategies to address the cannabis banking conundrum. As the state’s banker, I felt an obligation to fulfill the wishes of the voters when they passed Proposition 64 in November 2016.

Read Full Report: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov

By in California MMJ Law, Federal MMJ Law, News Comments Off on Regulating the Safety of Cannabis-Infused Foods: Alternatives to Prohibition – By Ross Gordon November 1, 2017 Prepared on behalf of Therapy Tonics & Provisoins

Regulating the Safety of Cannabis-Infused Foods: Alternatives to Prohibition – By Ross Gordon November 1, 2017 Prepared on behalf of Therapy Tonics & Provisoins

Executive Summary

Proposed regulations released by California’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch in April 2017 included a blanket prohibition on potentially hazardous foods (PHFs), including refrigerated products, low-acid canned foods, juices, perishable baked goods, meats, dairy, and seafood. As the MCSB prepares to release emergency regulations in November 2017, this paper seeks to inform an alternative solution that effectively regulates, rather than bans, cannabis-infused PHFs. A review of regulatory systems in Oregon and Colorado finds precedent for the effective regulation of cannabis PHF products, and a review of California’s existing regulatory structures for conventional foods finds that California already possesses the key resources necessary to effectively regulate cannabis food safety. This paper suggests that MCSB should emulate Oregon’s approach by applying California’s existing food safety framework to the regulation of cannabis PHFs.

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Checking In On California’s Edibles Industry

There are just a few short months to wait, edible lovers. Starting in January, delicious and nutritious cannabis products, like our cannabis iced coffee and tea beverages, can finally be purchased and enjoyed by any Californian over the age of 21.

Keep in mind that with the dawn of legalization will come some significant changes to the way cannabis has been bought and sold in California for so many years. This is because there is a strict regulatory framework going into effect now to keep medical marijuana patients and new consumers safe, healthy, and in control – no matter where they buy their cannabis. Check the California Cannabis Portal for more information.

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LDS Aims To Start California Production In October – CFN Media (CA – Cannabis Industry)

Market Wired (September 26, 2017) CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article covering Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. The company plans to begin production operations in October in the city of Adelanto, California after an extended and thorough permitting process.

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La Mesa Council To Discuss Medical Marijuana (CA – Medical Cannabis)

The San Diego Union Tribune (September 25, 2017) Since the passage last November of a measure that opened the door for medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in La Mesa, some residents have become increasingly anxious about their presence. No dispensaries have received a permit to operate, but the city acknowledges that shops selling cannabis products are now conducting business illegally within its boundaries. And the community has been calling for them to be shut down, Mayor Mark Arapostathis said.

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City Stirs The Pot On Marijuana (CA – Cannabis Industry)

The Madera Tribune (September 25, 2017) Madera Police Lt. Gino Chiaramonte reported on recent visits with several Colorado cities who ban and allow marijuana during the Madera City Council’s final workshop on cannabis in California cities. City Councilman Will Oliver asked for public feedback online.

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California Cannabis Retail Market Revealed: Big Data Tells All (CA – Cannabis Market)

Forbes (September 26, 2017) For 20 years, California has been allowing the legal sale of medical marijuana in an unregulated environment and that will change in January 2018. State and local officials are now facing the challenge of bringing in line all of the players that have operated without any rules or consequences of breaking those rules. So far this year, prices for marijuana in the state have been steadily climbing, which is great for growers – not so much for customers.

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