California Department of Cannabis Control: The First 100 Days

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<![CDATA[On July 12, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation to combine the state’s three cannabis regulatory agencies into one, creating the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), which celebrated 100 days as a new state department yesterday.RELATED: California Governor Signs Legislation to Establish Department of Cannabis Control Throughout the 100-day period, the DCC has made significant changes to better California’s cannabis industry, support cannabis businesses and improve the state’s regulatory framework, according to a recent press release from the DCC. Some of the improvements and accomplishments the DCC has had throughout the 100-day period are listed in the press release as follows:  Launched $100 million local grant program, informed by meetings and input from 17 eligible jurisdictions, to support the transition of businesses into annual licensure by funding completion of local and environmental reviewsConsolidated three sets of regulations into one, reducing duplicative and conflicting cannabis business regulations, aligning core application requirements and allowing business-to-business trade samplesToured more than 20 licensed cannabis businesses representing all license types, with direct engagement between the licensees and newly-appointed DCC leadership teamTransitioned hundreds of provisional licenses to annual licenses, recently issuing the 3,000th annual licenseReviewed 140 standard operating procedures and 100 method validations submitted by applicants for testing laboratory licenseServed or assisted on 118 search warrants targeting unlicensed activity resulting in seizure or destruction of more than 71,751 pounds of cannabis and cannabis product worth nearly $121.6 million, eradication of 273,326 plants, and seizure of $655,000 in cash and 14 firearms; this also includes focused efforts in Mendocino County, Siskiyou County and the Southern California high desert region to support enforcement against water diversions Completed ISO 17025 pre-assessment for California’s state-run cannabis testing laboratoryMerged organizational structure of the three programs into one, creating singular points of contact for stakeholders forging DCC’s strategic plan and unified culture, and developing the organization’s mission,…

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