Medical Cannabis Licensing for California

Californians celebrated in January of 2016, as theMedical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act(originally MMRSA then re-named to MCRSA) went into effect. The law, which establishes a mechanism to administer state medical cannabis licensing after local permits are obtained for marijuana cultivating and dispensing, is intended to make legal medical marijuana more accessible for patients.

Unfortunately, although the law was passed in 2015, and portions of the regulations are currently in effect, the state contends medical cannabis licensing applications will not be accepted until 2018 because they are currently in the process of establishing the required agencies, regulations and systems needed to accept state medical cannabis license applications.

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