Assembly Bill 97, a trailer bill passed by the California State Legislature and signed into law earlier this month, contains provisions that modify the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). Key provisions affecting cannabis cultivators and potential applicants are highlighted below.
Applicants are no longer required to hold or have held a temporary license to be eligible for a provisional license, and the sunset date for provisional licenses has been extended to January 1, 2022.
Provisional licensees must adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements, including use of the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace system. To be eligible for a provisional license, the applicant must submit a complete annual license application and be in the process of complying with local ordinances and completing requirements for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Applicants with questions can contact us by calling 1-833-CALGROW (1-833-225-4769).
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing is a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. For more information on the state’s commercial cannabis cultivation licensing process, please visit CalCannabis.cdfa.ca.gov
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