Cannabis Clearinghouse Coalition for Model Industry Standards™ is the first clearinghouse for the Cannabis industry standards, best practices, safe harbors, and solutions. There are numerous conflicting federal and state issues to reconcile including real estate, banking, investing and lending. The Coalition seeks to convert all related industry and consumer diverse and conflicting self-interests into comprehensive workable solutions, standards, and safe harbors.

CMIS History of Success: Richard Rydstrom, Esq., Chairman, is a practicing California Attorney in good standing with over 27 years experience for plaintiffs and defendants in California litigation, business owner protections, mediation, arbitration, settlements and transactions; and was the Chairman for CMIS DC for the HAMP, foreclosure and related banking standards, best practices, and safe harbor solutions. Rydstrom’s 110th Congressional Statement was termed the Bible for solutions to the Great Recession.  CMIS DC General Counsel was DICKSTEINShapiro; K Street




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CDFA Cultivation Regs Fact Sheet Nov 17 2017 Click

BCC Licenses Fact Sheet; Retail; Distributor; Test Lab; Microbusiness  Click

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PERSON OF THE WEEK: Richard Rydstrom And A New Coalition Of The Willing; CMIS Executive Leadership Summit June 17, 2008 Click ; CMIS Endorsement TARP SecPaulson Click
CMIS; Creation of HAMP & Standards ClickRydstrom CMIS Launches Four Task Forces;  CMIS; HAMP Coalition Work for the Great Recession Click
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CMIS Awards Click ; CMISfocus Magazine Rydstrom & Wilbur Ross Summit Solutions; CMIS Community Banks Magazine Alert
NBI/CMIS Rydstrom Live Webcast 2Vol DVD Set CLE NAtional Event with Book; Rydstrom Congressional Statement 110th Congress House Ways & Means re Economic  Crash & Solutions; ***HARP Program Rydstrom PhilHAll Interview ; Interview Rydstrom Hall Gov Raskin Fines Servicers; Jumbo Loans Interview RydstromNational Experts Rydstrom Interview John Clapp ; AG HArris Interview Rich Rydstrom CMIS ; Mod Safe Harbors by Rydstrom Cmis; FHA GNMA Ballon Rydstrom Cmis; Restructure GSEs Freddie Fannie Rydstrom; Experts Annual Review Rydstrom Secon Financing; Recovery Interview Rydstrom; All Presidents HAMPmen Rydstrom; * * * Commercial; Mods Vegas Rydstrom; Commercial Mods Ready for Prime Time? Rydstrom; FINAL REGULATIONS OPEN ISSUES Rydstrom Cmis; Constructor Magazine Rich Rydstrom; FHFA Principal Reductions Interview Rich Rydstrom Phil Hall;  News Release Secret Seconds Piggyback Mortgages

Rich Ivar Rydstrom Congressional Statement US Govt GPO 110th House Ways Means Committee

Rydstrom Esq Landmark Ca Case HAMP & Unfair Trade Practices West v. JP Morgan Chase;

Rydstrom, Chairman of CMIS on Shadow Banking ;  Rydstrom creates Shadow Banking and Covered Bond Guidance  http://shadowbanking.com

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Update July 2021 Cannabis California

Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan
Proposes Millions in Funding for Cannabis

Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan released today proposes $100 million General Fund in grant funding for local governments to complete environmental studies, license reviews, and mitigate environmental impacts. The proposal supports a broader effort to transition cannabis businesses into the regulated market and to reduce barriers to entry for small businesses. The California Comeback Plan also proposes a Deputy Director of Equity and Inclusion to lead state efforts to address the impacts of the War on Drugs and allocates nearly $630 million in cannabis tax funds to public health, environmental protection, and public safety initiatives.

Overview of Cannabis Proposals in the California Comeback Plan
Local Assistance Grant Program and Transition of Provisional Licenses
Approximately 82 percent of California’s cannabis licensees are provisionally licensed. The Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program targets jurisdictions that have high numbers of provisional licensees across the supply chain, many of which were early adopters and are transitioning larger populations of legacy and equity operators into the regulated market. Funds are intended to aid locals in more expeditiously reviewing provisional licensee local requirements, notably those related to the California Environmental Quality Act, and can be passed through to licensees for things such as mitigation measures, including those related to water conservation. Once these requirements are met, the state can more rapidly transition provisional licensees to annual state licenses.

“This grant funding aims to serve local governments and a significant portion of the provisional license population, including a number of small businesses and equity operators,” said Nicole Elliott, Governor Newsom’s Senior Advisor on Cannabis. “We are committed to maintaining stability across the cannabis supply chain, supporting our local partners, and transitioning provisional licenses into annual licensure more swiftly, without sacrificing California’s environmental commitments.”

The funding that will be available to local jurisdictions is calculated based on provisional licenses issued by the state, and is proposed to be allocated as follows:
Category 1 – 25 percent: top 8 jurisdictions allowing cannabis cultivation.
Category 2 – 25 percent: top 8 jurisdictions allowing manufacturing and the top 8 jurisdictions allowing all other cannabis activities, except events.
Category 3 – 50 percent: additional funding for jurisdictions that qualify for Category 1 or 2 and are also implementing local equity programs.

Under current statute, the provisional license program will sunset on January 1, 2022. The Governor’s Plan proposes allowing provisional licenses to be issued until June 30, 2022, makes explicit environmental compliance requirements necessary to attain and maintain a provisional license, mandates the Department to specify through regulation what progress is required to maintain a provisional license, and removes the sunset date, thereby allowing a provisional license to be maintained so long as the applicant is making measurable progress toward achieving annual licensure.

Deputy Director of Equity and Inclusion
The California Comeback Plan proposes an additional position within the Department of Cannabis Control – a Deputy Director of Equity and Inclusion – to serve as the lead on all matters of the Department pertaining to the implementation of the California Cannabis Equity Act. This individual would be the Department liaison for local equity programs created to support and reduce barriers to entry for those negatively impacted by the War on Drugs and would also work directly with the Department Director to further incorporate equity and inclusivity into policies and operational activities throughout the Department.

Sustainable California Grown Cannabis Pilot Program
The California Comeback Plan proposes $9 million in funding for a Sustainable California Grown Cannabis pilot program which will provide funding to incentivize licensed outdoor cannabis growers to participate in the collection of data to benchmark best practices that reduce the environmental impact of cannabis water and energy use; pest management and fertilizer practices; and, to enhance soil health. The purpose of the pilot program is to establish science-based data for the future inclusion of cannabis in current and future state and national voluntary programs to advance environmental stewardship and to develop and advance Best Management Practices for Sustainable Cannabis Growing.
Updated Tax Allocations
The California Comeback Plan estimates $629.1 million in cannabis tax funding will be available for public health, environmental protection, and public safety initiatives, a 41.9 percent increase from the Governor’s Budget estimates in January. The funding will be allocated as follows:

Education, prevention, and treatment of youth substance use disorders and school retention — 60 percent ($377.5 million).
Clean-up, remediation, and enforcement of environmental impacts created by illegal cannabis cultivation — 20 percent ($125.8 million).
Public safety-related activities — 20 percent ($125.8 million).

The Department of Cannabis Control will be formed on July 1, 2021, pending approval by the Legislature, and will combine the cannabis licensing and regulatory functions currently performed by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, and the California Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch.

For more information on the California Comeback Plan and cannabis proposals, visit the Department of Finance’s eBudget website.

The California Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) is one of three state licensing authorities charged with oversight of commercial cannabis activity in California. MCSB is responsible for licensing and regulating cannabis manufacturers and for establishing statewide standards for packaging and labeling of cannabis and cannabis products.

MCSB strives to protect public health and safety by ensuring commercial cannabis manufacturers operate safe, sanitary workplaces and follow good manufacturing practices to produce products that are free of contaminants, meet product guidelines and are properly packaged and labeled.

www.cannabis.ca.gov             www.cdph.ca.gov/mcsb                MCSB@cdph.ca.gov



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