My understanding is near term they are getting the paperwork (licensing) out of the way ASAP as this process takes a ton of time. This is just so the facility is allowed to have product at the site. Then testing certification would follow.
My understanding is that summer of 2018 is when the rec testing requirements legislation will be effective.
I am a little nervous about CA myself. It seems to me that regardless of expense they should be doing everything possible to either secure additional labs or get Yuba and Cosa up to speed.
Hub and Spoke model should give them a lot of flexibility.