California State Laws & Regulations
In 2016, California passed Proposition 64 which legalized adult-use cannabis in the state. Implementation and enforcement of the law is accomplished through the work of three separate state agencies.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control is tasked with regulating commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and temporary cannabis events.
The California Department of Public Health is tasked with regulating commercial cannabis manufacturing in California.
The California Department of Food & Agriculture is tasked with licensing and regulating commercial cannabis cultivators.