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Proposed Regulations

​​The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published proposed regulations in the California Regulatory Notice Register on July 13, 2018. This publication was the first step in rulemaking, a formal process for permanently adopting regulations, and initiated a 45-day public comment period. In response to feedback received during this time, CDPH modified the proposed regulations, published changes on October 19, 2018, and held a 15-day public comment period.

The proposed rulemaking package was submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review on December 3, 2018. OAL will have 30 working days to review the rulemaking package.

Note: the regulations submitted to OAL have not been approved and are not in effect. While the regulations are under review, the emergency regulations remain in effect and licensees must continue to comply with those regulations.

The documents submitted to OAL on December 3, 2018, include:

Previous documents publishing during this rulemaking period include:

Additional regulatory documents related to this rulemaking action can be viewed on the CDPH Office of Regulations web page.

Emergency Regulations

The proposed regulations will not become law until the rulemaking process is complete. In the meantime, businesses will continue to operate under the emergency regulations that were adopted in December 2017 and re-adopted in June 2018.

Rulemaking Process


Other Proposed Cannabis Regulations

Bureau of Cannabis Control: Proposed regulations for cannabis retailers, distributors, testing laboratories, microbusinesses and events.

California Department of Food & Agriculture's CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing: Proposed regulations for cannabis cultivators.

Additional Resources

For more information on the state regulatory process: Office of Administrative Law

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