The Bureau of Cannabis Control along with two other California state agencies have released a new set of rules for marijuana sales in preparation of weed becoming legal across the state next year. A few of the most notable regulations are detailed below. Do you believe that these rules are adequate or will they need to be revisited after state-wide legalization has gone into effect? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
(KGTV) – California regulators have released the new rules for cannabis sales within the state set to take effect next year.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and two other state agencies released the regulations Thursday, laying out three sets of rules covering licensing, cultivation, tracking and reporting, dispensaries, operations, and other aspects that will govern the cannabis industry in California.
Click each agency to view their regulations: BCC, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and California Department of Public Health.
Notable regulations include:
Cannabis shops must have security surveillance 24 hours a day and may operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.;
Proposed premises must not be within a 600-foot radius of a school, daycare center, or youth center;
Delivery vehicles may not contain more than $3,000 of cannabis product at any time and deliveries must be made in person by a licensed employee; and
Police may enlist individuals under the age of 21 to attempt purchases of cannabis to ensure licensees and employees do not sell to minors.
A full look at the rules can be view online on the BCC’s website here and their Facebook page. The new regulations will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
The state plans to allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow six cannabis plants.