The proposed regulations consolidate, clarify and make consistent requirements, including:
- Aligning license application requirements
- Clarifying ownership and financial interest of a cannabis business
- Establishing uniform terminology and definitions across license types
The emergency regulations also include rules governing trade samples between businesses, which was recently authorized by Assembly Bill (AB) 141
. Many of the proposed changes are the direct result of feedback received during the consolidation process and delivers a comprehensive step forward towards meaningful progress.
This is the second regulatory improvement action taken thus far by DCC and comes within the first 60 days as a new state department. This action follows those taken in July to move all commercial cannabis regulations into Title 4 of the California Code of Regulations and is the first step of the emergency rulemaking process.
If approved, the proposed regulations would become effective at the end of September. More work is anticipated over the coming months, after the emergency rulemaking process is completed, to further improve the regulations for commercial cannabis activity.