Meetings & Events

What Meetings & Events Can I Attend?

The Bureau of Cannabis Control, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and other state agencies regularly schedule meetings, workshops, public hearings, and other events for those interested in becoming involved in California’s regulated cannabis industry. Public attendance is welcomed at these events. Details for these events, including dates and times, are listed below. Click here for an archived list of previous meetings and events that have already taken place.


Go-Biz Community Reinvestment Grants Program Workshops

Join the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a workshop on the new California Community Reinvestment Grants program. This program will provide grants to community based non-profit organizations and local health departments to support the following activities for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies:

  • Job placement
  • Mental health treatment
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • System navigation services
  • Legal services to address barriers to reentry
  • Linkages to medical care

GO-Biz will discuss the parameters of the program and solicit input and feedback from workshop attendees with respect to the development and implementation of the program. Representatives from local health departments, community based-nonprofit organizations, community leaders and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited based on venue capacity so please RSVP at your earliest convenience. For questions regarding this event, please email us at CalCRG@gobiz.ca.gov or call 1-877-345-4633.

Date City Information
October 15, 2018 Sacramento Details and Registration
October 15, 2018 Stockton Details and Registration
October 16, 2018 Fresno Details and Registration
October 16, 2018 Bakersfield Details and Registration
October 17, 2018 Long Beach Details and Registration
October 17, 2018 Los Angeles Details and Registration
October 19, 2018 San Bernardino Details and Registration
October 19, 2018 Moreno Valley Details and Registration
October 24, 2018 San Francisco Details and Registration
October 24, 2018 Oakland Details and Registration
October 31, 2018 Salinas Details and Registration
November 2, 2018 San Diego Details and Registration
November 7, 2018 Los Angeles Details and Registration
November 8, 2018 Imperial County Details and Registration
November 13, 2018 Webinar Details and Registration
November 27, 2018 Webinar Details and Registration
November 29, 2018 Humboldt County Details and Registration

Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshops

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are hosting three cannabis permitting workshops in Southern California open to cannabis cultivators, consultants, and anyone interested in the topics covered. 

The workshops will include presentations from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the State Water Resources Control Board on the requirements and process of obtaining proper permits for cannabis grows. Workshop attendees will have time to talk with agency staff about individual projects. Representatives from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division and county permitting and planning departments will also be available to answer questions. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshop Dates and Locations:
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Coachella Valley Association of Governments, 73-710 Fred Warning Drive, Suite 115, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Adelanto Stadium, 12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto, CA 92301
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., El Garces Room, 950 Front Street, Needles, CA 92363

For more information, please visit CDFW’s cannabis program webpage and SWRCB’s cannabis program webpage.


Cannabis Control Appeals Panel Meeting Schedule

The Cannabis Control Appeals Panel (CCAP) is responsible for appeals of any decision by state cannabis licensing authorities relating to the order of any penalty assessment, issuing, denying, transferring, conditioning, suspending or revoking any license provided under MAUCRSA. The CCAP meets as necessary, typically every month. Their meeting schedule is listed in the text below.