Laws and Regulations
The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), signed into state law in June 2017, established a regulatory framework for commercial cannabis operations in the state of California. MAUCRSA also tasked the three state cannabis licensing authorities with developing regulations that address specific aspects of the commercial cannabis market.
The California Department of Public Health's Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) developed emergency regulations that outline the statewide standards and licensing procedures for commercial cannabis manufacturing. The Bureau of Cannabis Control issued emergency regulations for retailers, distributors, testing laboratories and microbusinesses. CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food & Agriculture, issued regulations for cultivators.
Learn more about California regulations for cannabis manufacturing
Learn more about California legislation related to commercial cannabis