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CGA Update On Governor’s Trailer Bill

From Hezekiah Allen: Yesterday, I attended a short briefing in the State Capitol. Staff from the Assembly, the Senate and the Administration presented the recently amended budget trailer bill. The presentation was succinct and elegant. Discussion was minimal. The trailer bill includes a license for delivery services. It establishes a Cannabis Cooperative Association. It creates a new, temporary license for events. It adds language that makes it unlawful to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce related to cannabis. It expands the scope of the appellations so artisan manufacturers can enjoy the benefits and varietals can be recognized and…

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Webinar: CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing

Registration Now Open for the Listen-Only Webinar for the Public Comment Hearing: 1-3pm, Wednesday, June 14 To register for the listen-only webinar for the public comment hearing on the state’s Proposed Medical Cannabis Cultivation Regulations, click here. Please note that comments may not be submitted via the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to join the webinar. This is the last of four public comment hearings held by CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and this final hearing will be from 1-3pm (PST), Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in downtown Sacramento. If you would like to attend the hearing in person,…

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Public Comment: California Department of Public Health’s Proposed Regulations on Medical Cannabis Manufacturing

Attend a Public Hearing and submit comments* verbally or in writing. The public hearings will be held: June 8, 2017 10:00 am, 50 D Street, Rm. 410A/410B, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 June 13, 2017 10:00 am, 1350 Front Street, Auditorium, San Diego, CA 92101   Comments on the Department of Public Health’s proposed regulations on medical cannabis manufacturing can be made in the following ways: Send a letter by mail to: California Department of Public Health, Office of Regulations, 1415 L Street, Ste. 500, Sacramento, CA 95814 FAX: (916) 440-5747 Email: regulations@cdph.ca.gov www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CEH/DFDCS/Pages/OMCS.aspx

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BMCR Public Comment Sessions: PUBLIC HEARING

BMCR Public Comment Sessions: PUBLIC HEARING The Bureau will be holding public hearings at the dates, times, and locations listed below at which time any person interested may present statements or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the action proposed. The locations listed below are wheelchair accessible. At the hearings, any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the proposed action described in the Informative Digest. The bureau may need to set a time-limit for each comment. Persons who make oral comments at a hearing may also submit a written copy of their testimony at…

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County of Sonoma: Dirt to Dispensary Workshop series every Wednesday

County of Sonoma: Medical Cannabis Land Use Ordinance Dirt to Dispensary Workshop Series SIGN UP to receive the County of Sonoma Cannabis Updates! Sonoma County Cannabis Program Overview Wednesday, May 3, 3pm-5pm This kick-off workshop provided an overview of the Workshop Program, including the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance, Cannabis Health Ordinance, and Cannabis Business Tax Ordinance. The attached presentation includes considerations for cannabis businesses such as zoning, separation criteria, and operator criteria as well walk attendees through the permit process. The workshop will also include an introduction to business planning basics. Workshop #1 Overview Presentation Outdoor Cultivators: There are three…

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Cal Growers Announces Position on Budget Trailer Bill

CAL GROWERS ANNOUNCES POSITION ON BUDGET TRAILER BILL  For immediate release: April 20, 2017 (Sacramento) On Wednesday the California Growers Association announced opposition to Trailer Bill Legislation proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor’s proposal seeks to align differences between the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 and Prop. 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Executive Director Hezekiah Allen explained the trade group’s opposition, stating “We realize the Governor is working hard to align medical cannabis regulations with adult-use regulations. However, the proposal removes a critical section of the medical cannabis regulations. Section 19328 of the Business…

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CGA 4/17/17 Update: Checks & Balances

Prepared by CGA Executive Director, Hezekiah Allen: Yesterday, the New York Times ran an article that provides a glimpse into one possible future. The takeaway message: the next few months will be a defining time for regulated cannabis in California. This article provides perfect context for the ongoing debate surrounding the governors proposed trailer bill. While we support much of what is in the trailer bill, we have serious concerns about the impact that unlimited vertical integration will have on the marketplace. Allowing businesses to own mega grows and retail chains with no limitations will erode the level playing field that we have…

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Budget Trailer Legislation Unveiled: CGA Update

Prepared by CGA Executive Director, Hezekiah Allen: Yesterday evening the Brown administration revealed the long awaited budget trailer bill proposal. We have been working toward this legislation with the governors administration and legislative leadership since our first meeting right after the election on November 15th. It is good that it is finally available for review and I want to thank the administration for briefing us on the legislation yesterday. The budget trailer bill can be found by clicking here. Let the dialogue and debate begin!  The proposal seeks to bridge the gap between the regulatory frameworks in the Medical Cannabis Regulatory and Safety…

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