California Cannabis Portal

Welcome to California’s Cannabis Web Portal! It is our goal to make this site a valuable resource and a one-stop shop for all things related to the state’s effort to regulate the cannabis industry.

The site is currently in the process of being developed, so please check back regularly for new content – especially as we move toward January 1, 2018. At that time we hope to have plenty of information related to the application process for licensing and news from all three of the state’s licensing authorities, as well as information for consumers.

We hope you find everything you’re looking for. Please give us your thoughts! If there’s something you’re looking for and cannot find, we’re happy to look into adding new information and features to the site.

Site development will be an ongoing process, and we’re happy to have you with us.

Latest News & Events

SACRAMENTO –Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a health information and education campaign about what’s legal in California and potential health impacts of cannabis use. Senate Bill...

Author: California Department of Public Health

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Melanie V. Ramil, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control at the...

Author: Governor's Press Office

As we get closer to January 2, 2018 and a newly-regulated cannabis industry, the State of California’s three licensing authorities are searching for qualified candidates to assist in the ongoing...

Author: Bureau of Cannabis Control
The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) is the lead agency in developing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California. BMCR is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing labs and microbusinesses.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety is responsible for regulating the manufacturers of cannabis-infused edibles for both medical and nonmedical use.
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a branch office within the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is developing regulations to license cultivators of medical and adult-use cannabis and implementing a track-and-trace system to record the movement of cannabis through the distribution chain.