California releases drafts of final marijuana business regulations

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, California releases drafts of final marijuana business regulations

The long-awaited final versions of California’s cannabis business regulations have been published online by the three agencies that oversee the industry.

While the rules will not be completely finalized until approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) – and therefore could undergo more changes – the agencies decided to release them before an OAL signoff, which may not be until sometime in January.

The regulations were sent to the OAL on Dec. 3 and were originally not scheduled to be made public until next month.

Alex Traverso, spokesman for the Bureau of Cannabis Control, emphasized that the final regulations will not go into effect until approved by the OAL.

Until then, he noted, the industry will still be governed by emergency regulations that were readopted in June.

To view the regulations, click on the links below:

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