California Licensing and Regulation

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Following the passage of Proposition 64, the State of California established an extensive body of regulations for commercial cannabis activity in the State. First, the State Legislature approved the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act to create a licensing and regulatory system for commercial cannabis business. The state’s cannabis licensing agencies, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, promulgated a series of emergency regulations for commercial cannabis activity. The licensing agencies were consolidated into one agency in 2021 now known as the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). Please review the links below for more information about the state’s regulatory program.

State Legislation and Regulations

Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act

Assembly Bill 133

Senate Bill 94

Adult-Use of Marijuana Act

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