Cannabis Regulation Watch – Municipality / City Updates 10/2/19
Learn about recent changes to municipalities that are updating their cannabis regulations.
In this edition we have an RFP for Humboldt County’s cannabis industry branding, a survey from Long Beach to learn more about cannabis use, new info from Sonoma County, and new packaging rules in Washington State. There are a lot of changes to keep track of so make sure you join our newsletter to get our updates right away.
All Municipality / City Regulation Updates
- September 24, 2019 Updates: Oxnard, Santa Rosa, Thousand Oaks, Sacramento, Colton, Novato, Sonoma County, Fairfax, Davis, Humboldt
- October 1, 2019: Illinois Adult-Use Cannabis License Application Details & FAQs
- October 2, 2019 Updates: Humboldt County, Long Beach, Sonoma County, Washington State
October 2, 2019 – Municipality / City Cannabis Regulation Updates
- Applications for new Conditional Adult Use Dispensing Organization Licenses now available. Due no later than January 1, 2020. Licenses will be awarded on or before May 1, 2020.
- Learn more on our blog post about Illinois Adult-Use Cannabis License Applications
Humboldt County Update
- The County of Humboldt, California, by and through the CAO’s office of Economic Development, is pleased to announce a Request For Proposals for the collective branding, promoting, and marketing of Humboldt County’s cannabis industry. The purpose of this RFP is to acquire proposals from qualified and full-service marketing agencies and/or marketing consultants for the development of a distinct national and industry “brand” for Humboldt County grown cannabis and cannabis-related products and services.
- As outlined in the RFP, the winning candidate will provide a range of professional marketing services, and engage in effective promotion of the Humboldt County Cannabis as a unique, high quality product sourced solely in Humboldt County, California. Successful proposals will also include recommendations for strategic use of a county STAMP program. The deadline for proposals to be received is November 30th, 2019 at 1:30pm.
- Individuals with questions are encouraged to contact Scott Adair, Director of Economic Development, at 707-4457745 or via email at [email protected] Learn more: https://humboldtgov.org/Bids.aspx?BidID=268
City of Long Beach Update
- Help the Long Beach Health Department Understand Habits Surrounding Cannabis. Test your knowledge. Give your opinions. Share your habits. https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/8rvvxvb96pxh#tab=entryForm
Sonoma County Update
- On September 29, 2019 the Planning Agency heard a presentation from staff about the Cannabis Ordinance Update including the current status of cannabis permits, goals for the Ordinance Update, and the timeline for the update. http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/PRMD/Newsletter/September-2019/#3
Washington State Update
- The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a day-long Listen and Learn forum concerning draft conceptual marijuana packaging and labeling rules (red-line version; non-red-line version). An agenda is attached to help you prepare. Please join us on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at our Headquarters Boardroom, located at 1025 Union Avenue SE, in downtown Olympia. You may also attend via webinar.
- Revisions of the draft conceptual marijuana packaging and labeling rules include:
- Packaging thickness of 2 mil. or greater (formerly 4 mil.);
- Provision that marijuana infused edibles in liquid form may include a measuring device such as a measuring cup or dropper; hash marks on the bottle or container qualify as a measuring device;
- Inclusion of framework for therapeutic claims, including definition of “structure and function” consistent with the requirements of ESHB 5298;
- Strengthened existing language regarding listing compounds and other substances added to marijuana concentrates;
- Alignment of references to child, youth, or minor to “persons under the age of twenty-one” to assure consistency; and
- Complete redesign of WAC 314-55-105. The rule section begins with definitions. Then, each subsection addresses a specific type of product, and the specific packaging and labeling requirements for that product. This creates a framework for checklists being developed by LCB staff that will align with rule, and are anticipated to increase compliance success.
Additionally, this draft conceptual rule set contemplates withdrawal of BIPs 05-2018, 07-2018, 09-2018, 10-2018, and 14-2019. We invite you to come prepared to offer feedback and suggestions regarding the draft conceptual revision to WAC 314-55-077(9) and all of the draft conceptual revisions of WAC 314-55-105. For your consideration, we’ve included lists of comments received from stakeholders during the development of this rule draft (comment document 1; and comment document 2). Please remember that we are still in the developmental phase of rulemaking, and these are not proposed or final rules. To help you get ready for this listen/learn/contribute forum, please review the guidance document prepared for this and future forums. Questions? Contact Kathy Hoffman at [email protected]
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