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California Cannabis Portal
Welcome to the state of California’s Cannabis Web Portal! It is our goal to make this website a valuable resource and a one-stop shop for all things related to the state’s effort to regulate the cannabis industry.
Our daily updates feature essential information related to the state’s commercial cannabis regulations and guidelines, the licensing application process, and announcements from the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities and their business partners. The website is currently in the process of being developed, so please check back regularly for new content.
If there’s something you’re looking for and cannot find, we’re happy to look into adding new information and features as they’re needed. You can get in touch with us by submitting a website feedback form, which can be found on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Latest News & Press Releases
As a retailer, when you sell cannabis or cannabis products, the law requires the purchaser to pay the excise tax at the time of the sale. Therefore, you must collect...
Beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 9, 2018, you will not be able the access the Bureau’s online licensing system while it undergoes maintenance necessary to implement the new...
The Bureau of Cannabis Control’s (Bureau) emergency cannabis regulations were officially readopted on June 4, 2018, and are now in effect as of June 6, 2018. The readopted emergency regulations...
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, has readopted the emergency regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis cultivation. This readoption of the regulations...
The re-adoption of emergency regulations for cannabis manufacturers, issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), has been approved. The effective period for these regulations and those issued by...
Cannabis Advisory Committee Meeting in San Diego
- Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensing Information
- CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Information
- Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Licensing Information
- (NEW!) Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation Readoption Package
- California Cannabis Track-and-Trace System
- Cannabis Advisory Committee Page
- CDPH’s “Let’s Talk Cannabis” Education Campaign
- Shipping Manifest Fact Sheet
- Starting a Cannabis Business Entity in California
- Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses
- (NEW!) Transition Period Fact Sheet