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Summary of Local Ordinances Released by Bureau of Cannabis Control

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau), formerly named the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, is working on regulations pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) to establish a licensing and enforcement program for commercial cannabis distributors, retailers, testing laboratories, and microbusinesses.

As lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau has prepared an Initial Study/Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND).  The entire document can be downloaded by clicking the image below.

The Initial Study/Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND) is huge at 491 pages; however, it contains three very helpful summaries.  These summaries have been extracted for your convenience and can be downloaded by clicking the image below or here.

The summaries are:

Table C-1: Summary of County Ordinances (as of August 17, 2017)

Table C-2. Summary of Ordinances in the Ten Largest California Cities (by population) (as of August 17. 2017)

Table C-3. Summary of Regulations in Other States that Have Passed Legislation Authorizing Adult Use of Cannabis (as of August 17, 2017)

These official summaries provide helpful information to: 1) regulators seeking guidance from other local jurisdictions, 2) entrepreneurs looking for cannabis-friendly local jurisdictions issuing local permits, and 3) those who seek to understand cannabis policy in California and other states that have passed legislation authorizing the adult use of cannabis.

NOTE: Ordinances, laws, and regulations are in a state of evolution, and change from day to day.  The official summaries are current as of August 17, 2017, meaning they are probably already out of date.  We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these official summaries, which are provided for informational purposes.

Please check directly with the local jurisdiction (the city for activity within city limits, or the county for activity within the unincorporated area of the county) to find the latest ordinances pertaining to cannabis.

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The above information is provided as a public service.  It is not intended as legal advice.

For answers to your legal questions, or legal assistance in obtaining local permits and/or state licenses, please contact the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa at (707) 829-0215 or (415) 489-0420 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.