Cannabis regulations have thus far lagged behind the legalization movement; even as recreational cannabis has become legal in several states, the rules on how it’s produced and sold are unclear.
The nebulous nature of legality thus far—legal to possess, but not legal to grow except in very small quantities—has led to issues like cannabis farms producing Superfund-level pollution in the forests of northern California. But finally, three of the state’s regulatory agencies (Department of Health, Department of Food and Agriculture, Bureau of Cannabis Control) have released the rules that go into effect on January 1, 2018.
The rules are vast and sweeping, ranging from testing of THC levels to fees to all the new licenses that will be needed to legally sell the various cannabis-containing substances. You can read them here, but we gathered some highlights.
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