On November 16, 2017, the California Department of Public Health's Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) released Emergency Regulations that outline the statewide standards and licensing procedures for manufacturing of commercial cannabis products. These regulations were developed in response to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), signed into law in late June 2017.
MCSB Finding of Emergency (PDF)
MCSB Emergency Regulations (PDF)
MCSB Emergency Regulations Fact Sheet (PDF)
MCSB's emergency regulations are expected to take effect on December 8, 2017. They will be effective for 180 days. During this time, MCSB will develop and file permanent regulations through the regular rulemaking process. These regulations will be released in spring 2018.
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What are Emergency Regulations?
Emergency regulations are regulations developed during a special rulemaking process in response to a situation that requires immediate action to avoid serious harm to the public peace, health, safety or general welfare (Government Code, Section 11342.545). MCSB submitted a Finding of Emergency with the emergency regulations package.
Can I comment on the Emergency Regulations?
Emergency regulations have a five-day public comment period on the finding of emergency that begins when the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) posts the proposed emergency regulations on their website. The comment period for the MCSB emergency regulations for cannabis manufacturing is expected to take place from November 27 until December 4, 2017.
Written comments must be submitted to both OAL and the California Department of Public Health's Office of Regulations. Include the topic of the proposed regulations, "Regulations for Cannabis Manufacturing Licensing," with your comments. They may be sent by mail, email or fax to the following:
CA Office of Administrative Law
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
Sacramento CA 95814
CDPH – Office of Regulations
1415 L Street, Suite 500
Sacramento CA 95814
Please note: no comments can be accepted in person or by phone.