New Cannabis Regulations Approved by the Office of Administrative Law

New Cannabis Regulations Approved by the Office of Administrative Law

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16 January 2019

Hello CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Stakeholders:

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is proud to announce the approval of the new regulations for cannabis cultivators in California. Please see the News Release below for more details.

To read the cannabis cultivation regulations now in effect, as well as our Fact Sheets and FAQs on how to become a licensed cannabis farmer in the state of California, visit the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing website. If you have questions, please contact CalCannabis via email at or call us toll-free at 1-833-CALGROW (1-833-225-4769). Thank you.

News Release

New Cannabis Regulations Approved by the Office of Administrative Law

Approved Regulations Take Effect Immediately

SACRAMENTO, January 16, 2019 — California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities today announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has officially approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail. These new regulations take effect immediately.

The previous emergency regulations, adopted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health and California Department of Food and Agriculture in December 2017 and readopted in June 2018, were originally issued through the emergency rulemaking process to meet the legislative mandate to open California’s regulated cannabis market on January 1, 2018. With today’s action, these emergency regulations are no longer in effect.

“These approved regulations are the culmination of more than two years of hard work by California’s cannabis licensing authorities,” Bureau Chief Lori Ajax said. “Public feedback was invaluable in helping us develop clear regulations for cannabis businesses and ensuring public safety.”

Each licensing authority’s final regulations and rulemaking documents have been posted to the California Cannabis Portal and can be viewed by clicking the following link:

The three licensing authorities submitted these regulations to OAL on December 3, 2018, which was the start of their 30-working day review process. This review process ended Wednesday.