Welcome to the California Cannabis Portal!
The California Cannabis Portal serves as a valuable resource and a one-stop shop for all things related to the state’s effort to regulate the commercial cannabis industry. Please make sure to check back on this website regularly as content is updated daily.
Content updates feature essential information related to the state’s commercial cannabis regulations and guidelines, the licensing application process, and important announcements from the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities and sister agencies. Links to each state agency’s cannabis information are listed towards the bottom of the home page under the “Collaborating State Agencies” section.
Latest News and Press Releases
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today the launch of a new Application Programming Interface (API). The API allows stakeholders to obtain license data that can be integrated into their own software. Users may use the API to...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that it has awarded $29,950,494 in public university research grant funding to universities across California. “The research conducted through these public university grants will provide...
On September 17, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced a Request for Proposals for university research grants for public universities in California. The Bureau has $30 million to be disbursed for research projects related to the implementation...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Friday, October 30, 2020. The focal point of the meeting will be to discuss and provide recommendations for...
Cannabis Advisory Committee Meetings
- Commercial Cannabis Licensing Information
- California Cannabis Track-and-Trace System
- Cannabis License Search
- Cannabis Regulations
- Cannabis Advisory Committee Page
- Get #weedwise
- Starting a Cannabis Business Entity in California
- CDTFA’s Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses
- State Cannabis Meetings & Events
- Packaging and Labeling Checklists for Cannabis and Cannabis Products
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) is the lead agency in regulating commercial cannabis licenses for medical and adult-use cannabis in California. The Bureau is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing labs, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events.
The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, a division of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is responsible for regulating and licensing all commercial cannabis manufacturing in California.
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is responsible for licensing cultivators of medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis and implementing a track-and-trace system to record the movement of cannabis throughout the supply chain from seed-to-sale.