February 17, 2017 –
The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) is now accepting applications for the Cannabis Advisory Committee to advise the bureau on matters relating to both medical and adult recreational use of cannabis.
The Cannabis Advisory Committee will advise BMCR and the other licensing authorities—the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing and the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety—on the development of regulations that protect public health and safety while ensuring a regulated market that helps reduce the illicit market for cannabis. In addition, starting January 1, 2019, the committee will publish an annual public report describing its activities during the previous year, including any recommendations it makes to the state licensing authorities.
Committee members are selected by and serve at the pleasure of the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs. The committee will consist of representatives from diverse backgrounds, including the cannabis industry, labor, state and local agencies, public health experts, representatives from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control with expertise in regulating intoxicating substances for adult use, individuals with expertise in the medicinal properties of cannabis, and representatives from communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policy, among others.
Members will not be paid but will be reimbursed for any necessary travel for approved advisory committee meetings.
Individuals interested in serving on the committee can access the online application here: http://www.bmcr.ca.gov/about_
For additional information about BMCR, or to subscribe to email alerts to hear about updates as they become available, please visit the BMCR website: http://www.bmcr.ca.gov/