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Cannabis cultivator: self-inspection checklist

Cannabis cultivator: self-inspection checklist

This checklist is designed to help you review the conditions of your cannabis cultivation (including nursery or processing) facility in preparation for an inspection by Department of Cannabis Control (Department) staff. The requirements come from division 10 of the California Business and Professions Code (BPC) and California Code of Regulations, title 4 (4 CCR), which are available here: California’s Cannabis Laws.

Included in this resource:

  • Inventory management & track and trace requirements 
  • Premises & cultivation plan documents 
  • Designated canopy areas
  • Pesticides
  • Water source
  • Power source & generators
  • Light pollution
  • Weighing devices & weighmaster requirements
  • Records

Download the checklist

The items listed below represent the major areas evaluated during a routine compliance inspection. Please be aware that this checklist is not an exhaustive list or substitute for ensuring compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for your license type.

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How to submit a science amendment

Cultivation license change options

Electricity Usage Reporting Requirements

Contact DCC

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) licenses and regulates commercial cannabis activity within California. Email questions to or call 1-844-61-CA-DCC.