Dept. of Cannabis Control Taking Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) recently introduced a new comprehensive regulatory proposal to streamline cannabis regulations, bolster consumer protection, and solidify changes that are currently in effect on an emergency basis. DCC is accepting public comment on the proposed regulations until 5 p.m. April 19, 2022.

The changes include:

  • Requirements for use of Appellations of Origin
  • Removal of a requirement for distributors to carry printed copies of test results
  • Continued allowance of curbside pickup at retail
  • Allowance for limited, pre-packaged food and beverages to be sold at consumption lounges
  • Allowance for distributors to use portions of their vehicle to fulfill transport container requirements
  • Restrictions on ingredients used in inhaled cannabis products
  • Prohibition of products that would otherwise be considered medical devices or over-the-counter drugs, such as nasal sprays, eye drops and metered-dose inhalers

A full list of the proposed changes is available here.

“This proposal is a direct result of DCC’s engagement with stakeholders and the thoughtful feedback received through letters, conversations, meetings and previous rulemaking processes,” said DCC Director Nicole Elliott. “We are deeply committed to creating a cannabis regulatory structure that works for all Californians, including California’s cannabis industry, consumers and communities.”

Comments will be accepted by mail, email, or in person. Comments should reference “consolidated cannabis regulations.”

To submit comments by mail, contact the DCC Legal Affairs Division at 2920 Kilgore Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

To submit comments by email, contact

Comments can also be submitted at two public hearings. The first will take place on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second will take place on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more here.