THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA will begin implementation of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and its Adult Use of Marijuana Act now known as the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”) on January 2, 2018. Guidelines for the application process should become available sometime in mid-fall of 2017. The MAUCRSA regulations are very technical and far reaching, so you are encouraged to ready yourself early.
The MAUCRSA licensing is in addition to local licensing that you must obtain from the county or city that you wish to do business in. Thus, without both local and state licensing after January 2, 2018, you CANNOT conduct ANY cannabis related activities.