On September 8, 2021, the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) published proposed emergency cannabis regulations. These emergency regulations harmonize the previous regulations that were ported over from the prior three agencies into one combined set, and they modify some of those rules and add also new ones. The DCC also published a revised set of Disciplinary Guidelines to go along with the emergency regs.
In terms of procedure, the DCC sent an email to stakeholders stating that:
DCC will file the emergency package with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) after the required five-working day notice to the public. The public comment period, which lasts five-calendar days, will begin when OAL publishes the proposed regulations as being “under review” on its website: https://oal.ca.gov/.
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.
We plan on writing a lot about these emergency regs, but wanted to highlight a few key things in this initial post giving the quick timing around their effectiveness:
Restrictions on Cultivation License Stacking on Connecting Premises