MJ Biz ask

What’s the timeline for regulations to be established in California?

The state will begin accepting applications for licenses no later than Jan. 1, 2018, but it could be earlier than that.

It’s hugely important for businesses to obtain their local licenses prior to that, because MMRSA has the dual licensing structure where you have to have both the state and local licenses.

Also, businesses that are up and operating and in compliance with local ordinances by Jan. 1, 2016, will receive priority for their applications.

In one of the bills, it says that local governments only have until March 1, 2016, to develop their local ordinances before they cede that authority to the state. We expect that provision will be repealed.

So Jan. 1, 2016, March 1, 2016, and Jan. 1, 2018, are some of the key

Read the full report at: http://mjbizdaily.com/californias-new-medical-marijuana-rules-qa-with-assemblyman-rob-bonta/