Bureau of Cannabis Control Releases Rules for Cannabis Sales in California

Six weeks before recreational marijuana sales becomes legal in the state of California, agencies regulating cannabis sales finally released some rules regarding which brands and products will cease to be in the market shelves.

An emphasis was placed on the indefiniteness of the rules with a vague note that from January 1 to July 1, some of these rules can be relaxed depending on the circumstance.

Here’s an overview of the highlights of the said emergency rules:

  1. No eligibles stronger than 100 milligrams. Edible serving sizes must be no bigger than 10 milligrams. Per the Bureau of Cannabis Control, starting January 1, “licensees shall not transport or sell any edible cannabis product that exceeds 10 milligrams per serving. Adult-use products may not exceed 100 milligrams per package; however, medicinal cannabis products may exceed 100 milligrams per package.”
  2. No edibles “in the shape of a human being, either realistic or caricature, animal, insect, or fruit.” The edible labels must also “not contain any of the following: (1) Cartoons; (2) Any likeness to images, characters, or phrases that are popularly used to advertise to children; (3) Any imitation of candy packaging or labeling; or (4) The terms ‘candy’ or ‘candies.”
  3. Any cannabis product that the Department determines is easily confused with commercially available foods without cannabis.
  4. No alcoholic beverages will be sold as cannabis products. This does not prohibit tinctures, but does prohibit THC- or CBD-infused alcohol.
  5. Any cannabis product that must be held at or below 41 degrees Fahrenheit to keep it safe for human consumption, including, but not limited to, cream or custard-filled pies; pies or pastries which consist in whole or in part of milk or milk products, eggs, or synthetic fillings; or meat-filled pies or pastries.
  6. A non-edible cannabis product must be no more than 1,000 milligrams of THC for an adult-use product, and no more than 2,000 milligrams of THC for a medical cannabis product.
  7. Any advertising or marketing placed in broadcast, cable, radio, print, and digital communications shall only be displayed where at least 71.6 percent of the audience is reasonably expected to be 21 years of age or older, as determined by reliable up-to-date audience composition data.
  8. All product deliveries must be made with an enclosed motor vehicle and no shipping by air or rail.
  9. A retailer shall not provide free cannabis goods to any person. A retailer shall not allow individuals that are not employed by the retailer to provide free cannabis goods to any person on the licensed premises.
  10. All cannabis goods at a cannabis event shall comply with all requirements for laboratory testing and labeling within this division.
  11. Consumption of alcohol or tobacco shall not be allowed on the cannabis event premises.

You can read the whole paper in the California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control Fact Sheet.

Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder GetHigh.com | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

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