As a result of the passage of the Trailer Bill, SB 94, which has altered many rules governing cannabis regulation and reconciled Prop. 64 with the Medical Marijuana Act, all three state licensing authorities, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Food and Agriculture, are withdrawing their proposed regulations for medical marijuana.
The next step is that emergency regulations crafted via the state’s emergency rulemaking process will be published this coming fall, at an unspecified date. Those regulations are to represent a single regulatory system for both the medicinal and adult use cannabis industries. The licensing authorities will take into account the public comments they received regarding the proposed medical cannabis regulations.
The implementation date of Jan. 2, 2018, which is binding on the state, remains unchanged.