Licensing

Licenses issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and CDPH’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch for cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers are now in effect as of January 1, 2018 and businesses are now operating in California’s newly-legal commercial cannabis market. More than 10,000 cannabis operators, from Shasta Lake to the City of San Diego, hold state licenses in the largest cannabis market in the country.

A state license is required to engage in commercial cannabis activity in California. Applicants will also need to provide proof of approval from the local jurisdiction they’ll be operating in before a license can be issued. Please note that if a local jurisdiction prohibits commercial cannabis activity, the state cannot issue a license for a premises within that local jurisdiction.

For more information or to apply for a license with one of the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities, please visit the links provided below.

Apply for a License

Temporary Licensing Information

Cannabis License Search

Local Equity Information

Tax Permits

Motor Carrier Permits