Licensing Meetings Across CA: Dispensaries, MIP’s, Labs, Distributors

Jay Lauren

California: GET LEGAL. Licensing Details Needed?

The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) and Office of Medical Cannabis Safety (OMCS) within the California Department of Public Health will be holding their first pre-regulatory stakeholder meetings this September and October. They will be discussing issues related to general licensing requirements, and specific concepts related to the regulation of medical cannabis dispensaries, distributors, manufacturers, testing laboratories and transporters. Please join the events to share your ideas and specific input.

Registration is required to attend the meetings: please register at:

For full details, go to:

Northern California

Redding, Monday, September 19
Redding/Shasta Library
Community Room
1100 Parkview Avenue
Redding, CA

Sacramento, Tuesday, September 20
Citrus Heights Community Center
Hall B/C
6300 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA

Santa Rosa, Thursday, September 22
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, Lodge Room
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA

Oakland, Monday, September 26
Elihu M. Harris Building
Room 1
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA

Central California

Fresno, Tuesday, September 27
Clovis Veterans Memorial District
Veterans Room
808 4th Street
Clovis, CA

Southern California

Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 4
Loyola Marymount University
St. Robert’s Auditorium
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA

San Diego, Wednesday, October 5
Jacobs Center
Main Hall
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA

The schedule for each day will be as follows:

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Opening remarks and overview of BMCR and OMCS

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Discussions of general licensing requirements

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Break-out discussions by license type

4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Opportunity for stakeholders to provide comments

  • These are pre-regulatory meetings to solicit input from stakeholders on medical cannabis regulations. All members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate.
  • Space is limited at each venue. Please register for one meeting location only to allow space for participants across California to attend meetings near them.
  • All pre-regulatory meetings will follow the same format and discussion topics.
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