CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing

The agency regulating commercial cannabis cultivators

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, one of the three a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), oversees licensing and regulating commercial cannabis cultivators in California.

CalCannabis also manages the state’s track-and-trace system, which tracks all commercial cannabis and cannabis products—from cultivation to sale. CalCannabis is organized into two branches: Licensing Branch and Compliance and Enforcement Branch. 

The licensing branch also grants the following annual statewide licenses to cannabis cultivators in California:

    • Specialty Cottage Outdoor
    • Specialty Cottage Indoor
    • Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1
    • Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2
    • Specialty Outdoor
    • Specialty Indoor
    • Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1
    • Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2
    • Small Outdoor
    • Small Indoor
    • Small Mixed-Light Tier 1
    • Small Mixed-Light Tier 2
    • Medium Outdoor
    • Medium Indoor
    • Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1
    • Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2
    • Nursery
    • Processor

Our California cannabis industry licensing and compliance attorneys can help you obtain your CalCannabis license, and help your cannabis business remain compliant with CalCannabis’ code of regulations.


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