Call for Applications to the California Cannabis Advisory Committee

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) is now accepting applications for the Cannabis Advisory Committee.

Applications are available online.

The committee will advise the BMCR, California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and California Department of Public Heath’s Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety on both the medical and adult recreational use of cannabis.

Representatives from the cannabis industry, labor, state, and local agencies, public health experts, experienced individuals representing other departments or with regulating experience, experts in the medicinal properties of cannabis, representatives from communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policy, and others are encouraged to apply. Committee members are selected by the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

The committee will work to develop regulations that protect public health and safety while reducing the illicit market for cannabis. In addition, starting on January 1, 2019, the committee will publish an annual public report describing its activities during the previous year with recommendations to the state licensing authorities. For further information, please visit the BMCR website.