HCGA Submits Coalition Appellation Public Comment

On October 19, HCGA’s policy committee approved public comment on CDFA’s second set of proposed appellation regulations. Comments were submitted along with a coalition of legacy cannabis producing regions statewide, and emphasize the importance of terroir-based appellations and  high-quality appellation petitions developed by community consensus. 

Over the next several weeks, CDFA will consider comments and develop a final set of regulations in preparation for implementation of the appellations program on January 1, 2021. Over the coming weeks and months HCGA will continue to advocate with CDFA as the appellations program is developed and implemented.

Oct. 19, 2020 CAP Coalition Letter

Oct. 19, 2020 OC Partners CAP Comments

HCGA Hemp Position AB 45 and SB 235

Policy Committee voted unanimously to adopt a position on hemp with three principles: 1) there should be testing parity (for pesticides, heavy metals, etc). between hemp and cannabis, 2) the state should close legal loopholes that allow high-THC products to be sold as “hemp,” and 3) the quantity of active cannabinoids in hemp products should be physically labeled on hemp products.

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2021 HCGA Policy Strategic Plan

Based on the results of the HCGA policy survey, discussions with membership, historic HCGA policy priorities, and a sense for the policy issues most likely to emerge in 2021, staff has proposed, and HCGA’s policy commitee has approved, the following policy priorities.

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