SB-94; MAUCRSA Basics- License Types

On June 27, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB-94, a budget trailer bill that makes significant changes to California’s commercial cannabis regulatory scheme. The new law, called the “Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act” (MAUCRSA) combines the medical and adult-use cannabis systems into one licensing structure with the same regulatory framework governing medical and adult use facilities.

There are a number of revisions, additions and deletions from the original “Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) that we will cover in a series of blog posts, but today we will focus on delineating the license types.

Under MAUCRSA, the following commercial cannabis licenses will be available starting January 1, 2018, so long as the applicant has the approval of their local jurisdiction. Licenses will be designated as either “M” (medical) or “A” (adult-use), except for Testing facilities.

Cultivation licenses (Types 1-4) are broken down into four…

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