California drops ‘bombs’ in updated draft of permanent rules for cannabis businesses

California’s proposed marijuana business regulations continue to evolve, this time in an updated draft of permanent industry rules released Friday by state officials.

The proposed rules – from the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Food and Agriculture and Department of Public Health – touch on areas including marijuana delivery, packaging and events.

Regulators are slated to finalize the rules by early December, following input from the public.

If permanently adopted, the latest proposed rules would deliver a raft of significant changes for MJ businesses, according to Juli Crockett, compliance director for Los Angeles-based consultancy MMLG, and Omar Figueroa, a California marijuana attorney.

In particular, Crockett said, the BCC’s changes are “going to be the talk of the town, because there are some bombs they dropped.”

Chiah Rodriques