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
Plan proposes millions in funding to address environmental impacts, public health and safety concerns, and equity and inclusionSACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan released today proposes $100 million General Fund in grant funding for...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will be holding three virtual meetings in May. On Monday, May 17, there will be a subcommittee meeting held to discuss License Types beginning at...
California Cannabis Equity Grants Program Provides $15 Million in Grant Funding for Local Jurisdictions
Funding advances economic justice for communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition Sacramento, CA – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), in partnership with the Bureau of Cannabis Control, today...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that California has officially become the newest member of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), a non-partisan organization created to facilitate information sharing amongst...
Countdown to the Department of Cannabis Control
- 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.