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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…

Mark Your Calendar: Medical Cannabis Public Hearings Are Just Days Away!

Public comment period open DCA’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) recently announced the release of proposed medical cannabis regulations which include general provisions applicable to all bureau licenses, distributors, transporters, dispensaries, and testing laboratories. Part of BMCR’s regulations announcement includes the news of  public hearings to collect public comment on the proposed regulations. The…

A Cannabis Cure-All for Your Pet? Proceed With Caution

Watching a loved one suffer is stressful. Medical cannabis users say the drug alleviates levels of pain, but could it also help your sick furry friend? Although many pet owners are already using the drug as medicine, experts warn it’s wise to take caution. “The problem today is that there is no scientific data that…

State Cannabis Regulators Announce Application Deadline for Advisory Committee

The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) has just announced the deadline of March 17, 2017, for submitting Cannabis Advisory Committee applications. This committee will advise the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation and the other two licensing authorities—the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing and the California…

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Chief Lori Ajax Serves on Emerald Cup Government Agencies Panel

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Chief Lori Ajax participated in the Government Agencies panel at the 13th Annual Emerald Cup, held recently at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Emerald Cup bills itself as California’s premier outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition for growing and breeding. The two-day event boasts thousands of attendees…

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