Category: Bureau of Cannabis Control

It’s not the Pot, it’s the Package

“You can use your teeth if you want to” The man is watching a pair of 4-year-olds, sitting in the reading nook of their daycare, struggling to get the lids off small bottles filled with beans. He is watching them and the clock. At exactly five minutes he demonstrates for them, opening one of the…

DCA’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit is Hiring

Division of Investigation offers law enforcement careers focused on consumer protection If you or someone you know is interested in a career investigating unlawful cannabis activities, we might have a job for you! The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI) is a law enforcement agency that protects California consumers and licensees by investigating violations…

Unleashing Cannabis Information for Consumers, Licensees, and Pets

A laptop and a recliner, or even just a smart phone: That’s all you need to access the easy website tutorials from the Bureau of Cannabis Control thanks to its recently launched “Video Tutorials” center at www.bcc.ca.gov. Just click on the “Video Tutorials” icon listed at the top of the welcome page. This is the…

New Laws for the New Year

From making California into a sanctuary state to banning marijuana use while driving, hundreds of new California laws were signed by Governor Brown last year. Here’s a sampling of laws that became effective January 1. Optometrists’ scope of practice: AB 443 alleviates pressure on the health care system and makes eye care more accessible by…

Bureau of Cannabis Control Updates

Mark your calendar for Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting and licensing workshops Cannabis Advisory Committee Meeting The year’s first meeting of the Cannabis Advisory Committee will be held this Thursday, January 18, in Sacramento. The committee advises the bureau and the other licensing authorities—the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Public…

Put it on Your Reading List: The Winter 2017 Consumer Connection Magazine!

Happy holidays from the staff of the Consumer Connection magazine! The last issue for 2017 is filled with articles about everything from hormone replacement therapy to power poses, seniors and technology, football helmets, liquid cremation, and much more! Our cover story features the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the preparations it is making to begin…

Cannabis Licensing Authorities Release Proposed Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Regulations

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities have announced 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 announcement was made during the Cannabis Advisory Committee‘s first meeting held November 16, 2017, in Sacramento. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of…

Hot off the Press: The Fall 2017 Consumer Connection Magazine

Tiny houses, flu shots, backpacks, and water conservation—what do they all have in common? They’re all the subjects of articles in the fall 2017 issue of the Consumer Connection magazine! The fall issue offers information on: A new office created specifically to help students in need after private school closures Your right to your prescription…

Governor’s Budget Bill Brings Changes to California’s Cannabis Regulatory Framework

Trailer bill melds previous legislation with Proposition 64; creates Bureau of Cannabis Control Earlier this spring, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health and Department of Food and Agriculture released proposed regulations for the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. These licensing authorities held public hearings and accepted written…

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