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) today announced that the Cannabis Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 27 in Sacramento. The Meeting Notice and Agenda has been posted to the Bureau’s...read more
As a licensed cannabis distributor, you are required to collect the cannabis excise tax from retailers you supply with cannabis or cannabis products (cannabis). There may be instances when there are multiple distributors involved in the transaction. You...read more
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regulations for cannabis, approved and adopted on January 16, 2019, clarified and updated the packaging and labeling requirements for all cannabis and cannabis products sold within California...read more
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced that KP Public Affairs of Sacramento was awarded a contract to develop a two-year statewide public awareness and education campaign related to the licensure of commercial cannabis...read more
Free Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Event - Laytonville, CA
- Cannabis Regulations Approved by OAL
- (UPDATED!) Packaging & Labeling Checklists for Cannabis and Cannabis Products
- Commercial Cannabis Licensing Information
- California Cannabis Track-and-Trace System
- Cannabis Advisory Committee Page
- CDPH’s “Let’s Talk Cannabis” Education Campaign
- Starting a Cannabis Business Entity in California
- CDTFA’s Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses
- Cannabis Control Appeals Panel
- Fact Sheet: Highlights of the New California Cannabis Cultivation Regulations
- State Cannabis Meetings & Events
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.