On June 27th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) which merges the medicinal cannabis regulation of the 2015 Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) with November’s Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which legalized recreational adult use in the state. Besides being an unbearable mouthful, it’s a substantial overhaul of the expectations for 2018, resulting in the retraction and emergency redraft of regulations proposed by CA’s three cannabis regulatory agencies.
Anyone who plans to grow, sell, or even use cannabis should probably give this a once over. I highly suggest using CTRL + F to find the sections relevant to you by keyword (ex: cultivation, label, sale, medicinal, ID).
For the most part, it coalesces two established bills to follow the intent of AUMA, but there are substantial changes to labeling, packaging, and portioning that one should keep abreast of.
To read the full text of SB-94 the “Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) aka the ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” act, visit the state senate’s website.