California Wrap: Courts, California CPA Update, Testing, Oceanside


Title:  Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Doesn’t Protect Grows on Federal Land

Author:  Leafly

Date: 5 April 2018



A US appeals court says a law that bans the Justice Department from prosecuting some medical marijuana patients and dispensaries—known originally as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, and now as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer—does not apply to cannabis operations on federal land.

Today’s ruling makes it clear that Rohrabacher-Blumenauer applies only in cases where the cannabis in question is legal under state law.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an appeal by two men charged in federal court with growing cannabis in Northern California on property controlled by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM).


Two things: first, we’re kicking off our three-part series on Los Angeles’ cannabis ordinances, rules, and restrictions. The first topic? The city’s rules and regulations for cannabis businesses, including:

  • General application requirements
  • Specific requirements for cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and more
  • Operational requirements and violations

Read all the updates here: Part 1 of 3: Our Guide to Los Angeles’ Cannabis Rules and Regulations

Second, the CDPH released emergency regulations regarding the use of shared-use cannabis manufacturing facilities. These regulations were filed on April 3, 2018, with an ensuing five-day public comment period until April 8, 2018.

Read moreCDPH Releases Emergency Regulations for Cannabis Manufacturing in Shared-Use Facilities



California testing labs expect marijuana ‘bottleneck’ in July


Title: After Foot-Dragging, Oceanside Gets a Pot Ordinance

Author: Voice of San Diego

Date: 4 April 2018



When the Oceanside City Council considered medical cannabis regulations last week, one complaint against the proposal was that the process moved too fast.

The police and fire departments said they didn’t have enough time to fully consider the effects of allowing dispensaries, and the city’s business license office needed another four to six months to create a fee schedule for new licenses.

Councilwoman Esther Sanchez called the proposed ordinance “a rushed job” that didn’t involve the whole city staff.

The City Council, however, spent a year exploring the issue, through an ad hoc subcommittee created after voters passed Proposition 64. The subcommittee held eight public meetings to explore different aspects of a potential cannabis ordinance, including access to supplies, the potential economic benefits and public safety. The committee also presented its findings to three of the city’s commissions.









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