LicensingGet the latest updates on California's commercial cannabis licensing process. This includes cultivation, manufacturing, testing laboratory, retailer, distributor, microbusiness, and temporary cannabis event licenses.
Laws & RegulationsAccess the most recent regulations and legislation pertaining to commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis.
ConsumersConsumer tools available to the public ranging from dispensary information to health and safety concerns.
ResourcesAn archive of cannabis resources and documents provided by the state's licensing authorities and their business partners.
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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
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released today proposed emergency regulations that would allow cannabis manufacturers to utilize shared-use facilities. The proposed emergency regulations will be filed with the...
SACRAMENTO, March 15, 2018 — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will host seven public workshops throughout California starting on March 27. CDFA will provide guidance...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 15, in Los Angeles. The Meeting Notice and...
As a cannabis distributor, you must electronically file your cannabis tax returns and pay the cultivation tax and cannabis excise tax due to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration...
The California Bureau of Cannabis Control sent a cease-and-desist letter last month to Irvine-based Ghost Management Group, the owner of popular marijuana dispensary finder Weedmaps.com, ordering the company to stop advertising unlicensed...
Cannabis Advisory Committee Meeting in Oakland
- Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensing Information
- CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Information
- Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Licensing Information
- Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation Package
- California Track-and-Trace System
- Cannabis Advisory Committee Page
- CDTFA Special Notice: Important Information for Cannabis Distributors
- CDPH’s “Let’s Talk Cannabis” Education Campaign
- Shipping Manifest Fact Sheet
- Starting a Cannabis Business Entity in California
- Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses