Comment period begins for California’s comparable-to-organic cannabis program

July 7th marks the start of the public comment period for California’s OCal Program for certifying and enforcing comparable-to-organic standards for cannabis.

As Marijuana Business Daily reports, this is a great opportunity for cannabis businesses to differentiate themselves and stand apart from the crowd. Currently, cannabis businesses cannot participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s certification program. But OCal will be administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Directions for submitting your comments can be read here. Comments can be emailed to with the subject: Comments on OCal Regulations.



Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 19:00

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has awarded the University of California, Los Angeles $6.4 million in grants for important cannabis-related research.