Administrative Law

One Acre Cap… or Not?

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and Department Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Grounds for License Denial, Discipline for Cannabis Licenses with Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is one of three agencies that will be overseeing California's regulation of medical marijuana and cannabis. CDFA's responsibility is to create the "Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program" (Program) for implementing the commercial medical cultivation regulations and develop and manage a cannabis track-and-trace system. To Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation’s (BMC) Grounds for License Denial or Discipline

This blog is to discuss the grounds for license denial or discipline under the new Bureau of Medical Cannabis (“BMC”) draft regulations enacted pursuant to the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). Purpose of Regulations Under MCRSA, the BMC (https://bmcr.ca.gov/) was created to license and regulate dispensaries, distributors, transporters, Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Commenting on Proposed Rulemaking

Laws are enacted by the Legislature and are called “statutes.” However, the statutes enacted are often are not comprehensive; they do not specify exactly how the stated goals of the legislation are to be achieved, implemented, enforced, penalized, etc. Moreover, the Legislature often enacts statutes that allow or require a state Read more…

By justin, ago
Administrative Law

Measure A Passes – Now What?

On March 7, 2017, voters in the County of Sonoma were tasked with deciding whether to authorize the county to impose taxes on commercial marijuana operations in unincorporated areas of the County. Specifically, Measure A asked voters: Shall an ordinance be adopted imposing a cannabis business tax in unincorporated Sonoma Read more…

By justin, ago