Cannabis Licensing & Oversight Agencies

Who Does What in California

Bureau of Cannabis Control
  • Retailers, Microbusiness, Labs, Events, & Distributor Oversight
  • Distribution Compliance
  • Testing Standards
CA Department of Public Health – Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
  • Packaging, Labeling, & Appearance of Manufactured Cannabis Products
  • Food & Beverage Rules
  • Safety, Equipment, and Facility Requirements
  • THC Limits & Serving Sizes
  • Extraction Regulations
CA Dept of Food & Agriculture – CalCannabis Division
  • Cultivation Compliance
  • Track & Trace Program
  • Cultivation Packaging and Labels
  • Industrial Hemp Program (TBD)
State Water Resources Control Board
  • Regional offices issue water discharge regulations
  • Division of Water Quality’s Cannabis Cultivation General Order Program (Outdoor Cultivation)
  • Division of Water Rights Small Irrigation Use Registration (Outdoor Cultivation)
CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife
  • Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) Agreement (Outdoor Cultivation)
Department of Pesticide Regulation
  • Pesticides that can and cannot be used on cannabis  
CA Division of Measurement Standards
CA Dept of Tax & Fee Administration
  • Sales Tax Collection
  • Cultivation Tax Collection
  • Retail Excise Tax Collection
CAL/OSHA

*This information is to be used as a general guide and is not a comprehensive list of all requirements that may apply to your business. Contact us for a consultation on regulations specific to your business.

Cannabis Licensing & Oversight Agencies

Who Does What in
California

Bureau of Cannabis Control
  • Retailers, Microbusiness, Labs, Events, & Distributor Oversight
  • Distribution Compliance
  • Testing Standards
CA Department of Public Health – Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
  • Packaging, Labeling, & Appearance of Manufactured Cannabis Products
  • Food & Beverage Rules
  • Safety, Equipment, and Facility Requirements
  • THC Limits & Serving Sizes
  • Extraction Regulations
CA Dept of Food & Agriculture – CalCannabis Division
  • Cultivation Compliance
  • Track & Trace Program
  • Cultivation Packaging and Labels
  • Industrial Hemp Program (TBD)
State Water Resources Control Board
  • Regional offices issue water discharge regulations
  • Division of Water Quality’s Cannabis Cultivation General Order Program (Outdoor Cultivation)
  • Division of Water Rights Small Irrigation Use Registration (Outdoor Cultivation)
CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife
  • Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) Agreement (Outdoor Cultivation)
Department of Pesticide Regulation
  • Pesticides that can and cannot be used on cannabis  
CA Division of Measurement Standards
CA Dept of Tax & Fee Administration
  • Sales Tax Collection
  • Cultivation Tax Collection
  • Retail Excise Tax Collection
CAL/OSHA

*This information is to be used as a general guide and is not a comprehensive list of all requirements that may apply to your business. Contact us for a consultation on regulations specific to your business.

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