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 to the bottom of the homepage under the “Collaborating State Agencies” section.
Latest News and Press Releases
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU) today announced enforcement action on two unlicensed cannabis businesses operating in Sacramento...read more
Distributors or microbusinesses authorized to operate as distributors are required to calculate and collect the 15 percent cannabis excise tax from cannabis retailers on the sale or transfer of cannabis or cannabis products (cannabis) based on the average market price...read more
Enclosed is the Second Discussion Paper on proposed amendments to Regulation 3700, Cannabis Excise and Cultivation Taxes. Staff would like to invite you to discuss the issue and present any additional suggestions or comments. Accordingly, an interested...read more
State Water Board: Public Hearing, Responses to Comments, and Final Draft of Proposed Updates to Cannabis Policy
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is holding a Board Meeting on February 5, 2019. Item 5 on the Board agenda is a hearing and consideration of Proposed Update to the Cannabis Cultivation Policy – Principles and Guidelines for...read more
Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Open House - Hayfork, CA
- (NEW!) Cannabis Regulations Approved by OAL
- Commercial Cannabis Licensing Information
- California Cannabis Track-and-Trace System
- Cannabis Advisory Committee Page
- CDPH’s “Let’s Talk Cannabis” Education Campaign
- Packaging & Labeling Checklists for Cannabis and Cannabis Products
- Starting a Cannabis Business Entity in California
- CDTFA’s Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses
- Cannabis Control Appeals Panel
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.