New Regulatory Program for Cannabis Industry Proposed

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On April 28, 2017, the Bureau of Marijuana Control proposed 58 pages of a brand new regulatory program for the newly legalized marijuana industry.

The Bureau will hold hearings on June 1, 2017 in Eureka, June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, June 9, 2017 in Sacramento and June 13, 2017 in San Jose.   Written comments will be received until 5 pm on June 13, 2017.

It is the first comprehensive regulatory framework of its type.   The regulations propose specific licensing, specifying the voluminous documentation and information required to be submitted to the State, specifying packaging, labeling, storage and recordkeeping requirements, and the enforcement criteria for failures to comply with the complex new rules.  The regulations govern all commercial cannabis businesses including distributors, transporters, and dispensaries.

If you have any questions regarding this regulatory proposal or seek assistance in comments, please contact Maureen Gorsen or Chris Roux at Alston and Bird.