Cannabis Advisory Committee & Formal Rulemaking

In November 2017, the state agencies charged with regulating commercial cannabis activity issued their respective emergency rules. (The emergency rulemaking process was activated to allow the state to meet its obligation of issuing licenses beginning on 1/1/18.) The same state agencies must now engage in the next step of "regular rulemaking" (aka "formal rulemaking"). For more information on the rulemaking process, click here.

The function of the Cannabis Advisory Committee (CAC) is to "advise the licensing authorities on the development of standards and regulations ... including best practices and guidelines that protect public health and safety while ensuring a regulated environment for commercial cannabis activity that does not impose such barriers so as to perpetuate, rather than reduce and eliminate, the illicit market for cannabis."