California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations

Licensing & Compliance for California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations, 2021 Important Information & Updates


California Cannabis Local Jurisdiction Authorizations


Frequently Asked Questions

If the Local Jurisdiction's authorization or license is submitted with application to show compliance, what happens?

The Bureau of Cannabis Control shall contact the Local Jurisdiction for confirmation. If there is no response within 10 calendar days, the Bureau shall consider the authorization as valid.

If the Local Jurisdiction's authorization or license is not submitted with application to show compliance, what happens?

The Bureau of Cannabis Control shall notify the Local Jurisdiction. If there is no response within 60 business days, the Bureau shall presume compliance with local ordinances and regulations. However, if the Local Jurisdiction responds after 60 business days that the applicant is not compliant, than disciplinary action may result and the Bureau will no longer presume compliance with local ordinances and regulations.

Before receiving a license, do applicants need to comply with their local jurisdiction's ordinances and regulations?

Yes, before receiving a license, applicants need to comply with their local jurisdiction's ordinances and regulations.

Can Local Jurisdictions ban medicinal or adult-use commercial cannabis activity?

Yes, Local Jurisdictions can ban medicinal or adult-use commercial cannabis activity in whole or in part.

Does local authorization have to specify that the applicant is approved for commercial cannabis activity?

Yes, although local authorization may vary by local jurisdiction, each application for commercial cannabis activity must specify that the applicant is approved.


State Authority & Contact:

Bureau of Cannabis Control (CA Department of Consumer Affairs)
PO Box 419016, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9106
Phone: 1-833-768-5880
email: bcc@dca.ca.gov

Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (CA Department of Public Health)
PO Box 997377, MS 7606, Sacramento CA 95899-7377
Email: mcsb@cdph.ca.gov
Phone: 855-421-7887

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing (CA Department of Food & Agriculture)
Phone: 1-833-CALGROW (1-833-225-4769)
Email: calcannabis@cdfa.ca.gov


Scope of Licenses:

Medicinal (M-) and Adult-Use Recreational (A-):
  • Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small)
  • Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small)
  • Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small)
  • Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small)
  • Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small)
  • Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small)
  • Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small)
  • Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium)
  • Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium)
  • Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium)
  • Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery)
  • Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large)
  • Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large)
  • Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large)
  • Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods
  • Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents
  • Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling)
  • Type P Packaging & Labeling Only
  • Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities)
  • Type 8 (Testing Laboratory)
  • Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer)
  • Type 10 (Retailer)
  • Type 11 (Distributor)
  • Type 12 (Microbusiness)
  • Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only)
  • Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer)

California Cannabis Regulation References:


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