4/3/23 Last Day for Provisional License Application Submissions According to Business and Professions Code §26050.2(a)(3)(D), local equity applicants have until March 31, 2023 to submit license applications to the California Department of Cannabis Control (“DCC”) to be considered for provisional state licenses. However, the DCC announced on March 24th that due to the Cesar Chavez holiday, it will accept applications
Understanding Cal-OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)Requirements for California Cannabis Businesses
Introduction Most commercial cannabis businesses in the state of California spend a significant amount of time ensuring they are compliant with the regulations promulgated by the California Department of Cannabis Control (the “DCC” and “DCC Regulations”). However, there are a number of non DCC rules and regulations that all commercial cannabis businesses must also comply with that often get overlooked.
As you may be aware, over four years after the federal government signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, last week, on January 26, 2023, the FDA announced that it will not engage in any rulemaking processes related to CBD or other similar cannabis-derived compounds because it is unable to safely regulate such compounds under its existing regulatory processes. Additionally,
Background: Assembly Bill 195 & DCC Emergency Regulations New track and trace requirements have hit the books for commercial cannabis retailers engaged in sales via delivery. As you may remember, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a slew of cannabis-related legislation into law in June of 2022, including Assembly Bill 195. On December 7, 2022, in response to the Governor’s passage
The Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Retail Access Grant Program aims to provide consumers with better access to regulated, tested cannabis product by supporting the expansion of California’s legal cannabis marketplace, thereby reducing the need for consumers to turn to the illicit market.
The CDFA is preparing to launch its Cannabis Appellations of Origin Program. How will a Cannabis Appellation of Origin (CAO) compare to an American Viticultural Area (AVA) or French Appellations d’origine Controlee (AOC)?
As the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation (collectively referred to herein as the “CDFA”) prepares to launch its Cannabis Appellations of Origin Program (the “Cannabis Appellations Program” or the “Program” or “CAP”), stakeholders and industry participants unfamiliar with appellations of origin may be asking themselves why the Cannabis Appellations Program exists in the
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (“CDFA”) announced that it intends to start accepting petitions for cannabis appellations of origin sometime during the remaining months of 2022. For reference and as noted on the CDFA’s Cannabis Appellations Program website, an appellation of origin is “a protected designation that identifies the geographical origin of a product and usually includes a
Along with decriminalizing cannabis moving forward, CAOA would mandate the expungement of existing low-level federal cannabis convictions and address restorative justice measures for the communities most impacted by the failed “war on drugs”.
With the summer season well underway, licensed commercial cannabis businesses in the State of California continue to grapple with the restrictive regulations and taxation issues that have quelled the fervor that once surrounded the industry. While many industry participants are scaling back for the Fall 2022 harvest, others are actively hiring new employees in preparation for what they hope will