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Compliance with state law

Compliance with state law

A vibrant legal cannabis market is better for all Californians. The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) supports integrity in the cannabis market through:

  • Routine inspections
  • Investigations

DCC works with licensees to resolve compliance challenges. Routine inspections are an opportunity to assess licensee compliance with state law.

When violations are found, DCC staff will show you the issue and instruct you to fix it. They may also issue a Notice to Comply, which identifies violations and gives a deadline for correcting them.

How state law is enforced

Serious violations or recurring issues are addressed using:

  • Citations that may include:
    • Fines – up to $5,000 per violation (licensees) or $30,000 per violation (unlicensed persons)
    • Order of abatement
  • Embargo – prevents cannabis and cannabis product from being moved
  • License suspension
  • License revocation
  • Fines based on disciplinary guidelines

Learn more about compliance and enforcement actions in chapter 12 of the DCC regulations.

Final decisions

View final decisions adopted through the Administrative Procedure Act:

Business/entity nameLicense number(s)Case documentsEffective date
Bear Butte Farms, LLCCCL 18-0003553Order of decisionMarch 1, 2023
Jeremy and Stephanie HardcastleOrder of decisionFebruary 28, 2023
Weedcon Productions, LLCCEO-14-0000105-LICOrder of decisionDecember 18, 2021
Bear Butte Farms, LLCCCL 18-0003553Order of decisionDecember 16, 2021
Otto Farms, LLCCCL20-0000351, CCL20-0000395Order of decisionOctober 29, 2021

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