Background: 2018 Farm Bill Legalizes Industrial Hemp Cultivation In December of 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill (the “Farm Bill”) was signed into law by the Federal government. Among other things, the Farm Bill legalized the production of industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity and removed hemp and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”),
Solution: Local jurisdictions should conduct Programmatic Environmental Impact Reports (PEIRs) for their respective permitting programs, then, ministerially permit all commercial cannabis activities including cultivation.
The California Department of Cannabis Control (“DCC”) just announced the release of its newest resource for California commercial cannabis businesses, CannaConnect. Described as a webpage that will be updated frequently, CannaConnect acts as a “cannabis compliance hub” for licensees and those wishing to learn more about operating a licensed commercial cannabis business in California. So, what kind of resources does
The original post was published on May 7, 2020. It has since been updated by Firm Partner Blair Gue to reflect the changes in the regulatory bodies governing California’s cannabis industry. You can access the archived original post here. The below is a brief description of the process involved in an administrative enforcement action brought by the Department of Cannabis
Rogoway Law’s compliance attorneys have seen a variety of cannabis product labeling mistakes. In this post, we discuss the 5 most common mistakes we encounter.
California’s commercial cannabis laws, as established through the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), have always contained the acutely problematic provisions of so-called local control as well as the express exclusion of cannabis from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions endowed to all other agricultural crops. This has created an unworkable dynamic for California’s legal
California Cannabis Licensing Authorities Consolidate With Passing of AB 141, Creating the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
Yesterday, California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities – the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and CDPH’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch – consolidated to form the Department of Cannabis Control (the “DCC” or “Department”). The formation of the DCC and the consolidation of the three agencies is a consequence of Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill (AB) 141.
It’s time to update your marketing team of the recent changes of advertising regulations promulgated by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”). On January 21, 2021, the BCC announced that Section 5040(b)(3) of the BCC text of regulations, which authorized billboard advertisements of cannabis products on interstate or state highways, was immediately invalid going forward. California regulators say cannabis billboards along interstate highways must come
As 2020 comes to a close, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (the “BCC” or the “Bureau”) has announced updates to the operation of the agency as we head into the new year. Bureau Chief Lori Ajax Retiring; Tamara Colson Announced as New Chief As of December 2, 2020, Chief Lori Ajax has retired from her role as the Bureau Chief
Fresno County Superior Court Judge Rules Against 25 Local Governments Seeking to Block Legal Cannabis Delivery
Note: This piece was first published in Americans For Safe Access‘ Newsletter, sent to subscribers in California on November 23, 2020. This week California patients received good news in the form of a Fresno County Superior Court Judge ruling against 25 California local governments who filed suit in April of last year to block legal cannabis delivery. The lawsuit, predicated on