Laws and Regulations

The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) creates the general framework for the regulation of commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis in California. The text of MAUCRSA is available on the California Legislative Information website.

On November 16, 2017, California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities publicly noticed proposed emergency regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis. The proposed emergency regulation packages and summaries can be accessed by clicking the links below. Regulations for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) can be found on the state’s California Cannabis Portal.

Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation Package

Commercial Cannabis Licensee Forms

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – Initial Study/Proposed Negative Declaration

Proposed General Medical Cannabis Regulations

Proposed Medical Cannabis Testing Laboratory Regulations

Regulatory Process