California marijuana regulations have major changes on the way. On Friday October 9th, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown has approved The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act after he signed several new bills, Assembly Bill 243, Assembly Bill 266 and Assembly Bill 643. These bills will change the way California handles the growth, transport, as well as the sale of medical marijuana. These new bills aim to create a way that every patient has access to medical marijuana all the while being a part of a refined tracking system. This system will be requiring farmers to track and report their water usage, farmers will also be required to document the source of that water. California Department of Public Health, Department Food and Agriculture, Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the State Water Resource Control Board will be the monitoring and enforcing all rules and regulations on the marijuana growing practices. Under the new California marijuana regulations it designates marijuana as an agricultural product, making it subject to the same regulations that insecticide and the water used on crops will under go. Everyone involved with the commercial medical marijuana market will be required to obtain a local operating permit as well as an annual state license by 2018. The bill will also require a mandatory testing process for all edibles, compounds and oils.
Governor Jerry Brown has approved The Medical marijuana Regulation and Safety Act after he signed several new bills, Assembly Bill 243, Assembly Bill 266 and Assembly Bill 643. These bills will change the way California marijuana regulations handle the growth, transport, as well as the sale of medical marijuana.
Governor Brown alluded that some of the standards, like licensing for these new California marijuana regulations will not begin to take effect until January of 2018. It is estimated that in California there are currently 1,250 medical dispensaries in operation grossing about 1.3 billion dollars in sales. The new regulations will allow for the cannabis industry in California to continue to grow and thrive, with new dispensaries sure to pop up due to a emerging business market.The US department of justice has advised California to implement strong regulations for medical marijuana, informing them that their state will be less likely to see many medical marijuana prosecutions of future license holders if these strong regulations were to be followed. Anyone looking to join California’s booming new marijuana industry will need to make sure they are in compliance with the states rules and regulations before entering this new market. With the new California marijuana regulations the state is now able to start planning the future of their marijuana industry. By the time these bills are fully in effect California is hoping to have passed a ballot that would allow for the legalized selling of marijuana for recreational use.
Here at Pinnacle Consultation we offer a variety of services helping clients enter into the cannabis industry everyday and can make sure any new medical marijuana business is up to the highest standards with all California marijuana regulations. We also offer services that will help current owners to keep their business in compliance with all the new regulations. Please contact us today and see what we can do for you.