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 Cultivation Licensing Regulations

Bureau of Cannabis Control Regulations

Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, CDPH Regulations

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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