Upcoming Events

The Bureau of Cannabis Control, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch and other state agencies regularly schedule meetings, workshops, and hearings for those interested in becoming involved in California’s regulated cannabis industry. Public attendance is welcomed at these meetings. Details for each of the following events listed below can also be found on the California Cannabis Portal event calendar on the home page.

Public Licensing Workshops:

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host four public licensing workshops in January and February. The workshops will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses. The Bureau will be joined by other state and local agencies at each licensing workshop. The workshop schedule will include a brief overview and then transition to an open house where people can obtain information from and ask questions of different state and local agencies. The workshops are free and do not require registration to attend.

  • January 22, 2018 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
  • January 25, 2018 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Marriott Irvine, 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
  • January 26, 2018 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Town & Country Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
  • February 1, 2018 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

California Cannabis Track-and-Trace System Free Public Workshops:

Join us at one of our Introduction to California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT) System workshops for an overview of the program that will be used statewide to record the inventory and movement of cannabis and cannabis products through the commercial cannabis supply chain—from cultivation to sale. All commercial cannabis licensees operating under a state-issued Annual License will be required to use the CCTT-Metrc system. (In-depth CCTT-Metrc system user training will be provided via webinars at a later date.)

Advance registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. There will be two identical workshops at each location from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • January 29, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Bakersfield Marriott Convention Center 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield 93301
  • January 31, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Ackerman Union, Grand Ballroom 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 90024
  • February 2, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101
  • February 6, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Moreno Valley Conference Center 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley 92553

Cannabis Advisory Committee Meetings:

On October 4, 2017, the Department of Consumer Affairs announced the members of the state’s new Cannabis Advisory Committee under the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC).

The committee will advise BCC and the other licensing authorities – the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Public Health – on the development of regulations that help protect public health and safety and reduce the illegal market for cannabis. Committee members serve at the pleasure of the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs. Members will not be paid, but will be reimbursed for any necessary travel to approved advisory committee meetings.

  • February 13, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sheraton Grand, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • March 1, 2018 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sheraton Grand, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • March 15, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Los Angles, CA
  • May 17, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oakland, CA
  • July 19, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. San Diego, CA
  • September 20, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Humboldt County, CA
  • November 8, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fresno, CA