420 with CNW – California Governor Delays Implementation of Proposed Marijuana Regulatory Changes

May 20, 2020 04:20:34

Although most states designated the cannabis industry as essential and allowed businesses to keep operating despite the lockdown, the industry as a whole has suffered a variety of setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic. A number of campaigns to legalize marijuana have been put on hold all over the country due to social distancing measures. In California, lawmakers have been forced to postpone systemic reforms to the California regulatory agencies that oversee the state’s marijuana industry.

When he announced his annual budget plan earlier this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom revealed that he wanted to; merge the trio of regulatory agencies, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, [BCC], the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health into a single Department of Cannabis Control [DCC] and streamline cannabis tax collections by July 2021. The BCC has oversight over retailers, delivery services, micro businesses, distributors, testing labs, cannabis events while the Department of Public Health regulates…


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