California creates new pot regulator

By Alex Halperin
Jul 15, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to consolidate the state’s three cannabis regulatory agencies into the Department of Cannabis Control. 

  • “The creation of a standalone cannabis department…is part of a larger effort to improve access to licensure, simplify regulatory oversight and support California businesses,” according to a press release.
  • The department will be led by Nicole Elliott who has been Newsom’s liaison to the industry. Before that she led San Francisco’s Office of Cannabis.