On Nov. 6, 2017, the Bureau of Cannabis Control released details on the first California Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting, taking place in Sacramento on Nov. 16.
While the 22 members of the committee were only appointed recently, the impending rollout of recreational cannabis on Jan. 1, 2018, is getting closer and the committee has a lot of ground to cover in order to properly advise the BCC, the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Public Health.
The Cannabis Advisory Committee Meeting on Nov. 16 will run from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sacramento Masonic Temple. If you plan to attend, the BCC recommends showing up early to get a seat as seating will be limited. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, the BCC will webcast the meeting.
Considering this is the committee’s first meeting, several introductory and administrative matters, such as staff and committee member introductions, have to be addressed before the committee can dive into the regulatory process; however, according to the agenda, the meeting will provide overviews of the online cannabis portal, the regulatory process and the California Environmental Quality Act. The public can comment on an agenda item at the time of its discussion by the committee.
The final agenda item for the first California Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting is likely of most interest to prospective stakeholders as Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Richard Parrott, Director of the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, and Miren Klein, Assistant Deputy Director of the Center for Environmental Health, will provide emergency rulemaking updates.
Following the final agenda item, the committee will take public comment on items not on the meeting agenda.