In this March 1, 2018 photo, Rick Thompson, clockwise from left, Keith Baskerville and Xavier Baskerville smoke marijuana while sitting in a booth in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. San Francisco plans to issue more permits for marijuana smoking lounges this year after health officials finalize updated regulations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
California’s cannabis officials are looking to adjust regulations to allow prepackaged food and drink in consumption lounges, continue allowing curbside pickup at retail locations, and more.
The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is proposing changes to the state’s cannabis industry regulations, including allowing prepackaged food and drink at consumption lounges, restrictions on ingredients used in inhaled products, and prohibiting products that would otherwise be considered medical devices or over-the-counter drugs, such as nasal sprays, eye drops, and metered-dose inhalers.
DCC Director Nicole Elliott said in a statement that the “proposal is a direct result of DCC’s engagement with stakeholders and the thoughtful feedback received through letters, conversations, meetings and previous rulemaking processes.”
“We are deeply community to creating a cannabis regulatory structure that works for all Californians, including California’s cannabis industry, consumers and communities.” — Elliott in a press release
Additionally, the agency is proposing removing the requirement for distributors to carry printed copies of test results; allowing continued curbside pickup at retail locations — which extends a rule enacted during the coronavirus pandemic — allowance for distributors to use portions of their vehicle to fulfill transport container requirements; and requirements for use of appellations of origin, which identifies the geographical origin of a product and usually includes production requirements, according to state regulations.
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Published: March 07, 2022
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