Notice Regarding COVID-19 and the Operation of Commercial Cannabis Businesses
Bureau licensees may continue to operate at this time.
License Renewal Fee Deferrals and Disaster Relief Request Instructions
Licensees may request license renewal fee deferrals and relief from requirements in the Bureau's regulations.
Welcome to the Bureau of Cannabis Control
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) is the lead agency in regulating commercial cannabis licenses for medical and adult-use cannabis in California. The Bureau is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing laboratories, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events.
Latest News & Announcements
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today the filing of a complaint seeking civil penalties from Vertical Bliss, Inc. also known as Kushy Punch and related people for unlicensed commercial cannabis activity. The complaint was filed on September 23, 2020 by the California Office of the Attorney General in Los Angeles County Superior Court...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today a Request for Proposals (RFP) for university research grants for public universities in California. The Bureau has $30 million to be disbursed for research projects related to the implementation and effect of Proposition 64...
SACRAMENTO – California’s three cannabis licensing authorities – BCC, CDFA and CDPH announced today the launch of a unified licensing search platform, the culmination of a collaboration between the California Department of Technology, the California Health and Human Services Agency Office of Innovation, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and the licensing authorities...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold a two-day virtual meeting on Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25, 2020. The focal point of the meeting will be to discuss and provide recommendations for consolidating the three licensing authorities regulations into one comprehensive set of regulations applicable to California’s cannabis industry...
SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold a two-day virtual meeting on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21, 2020. The focal point of the meeting will be to discuss and provide recommendations for consolidating the three licensing authorities regulations into one comprehensive set of regulations applicable to California's cannabis industry...
Get #weedwise Campaign
The Bureau of Cannabis Control recently announced the launch of a statewide public information program, “Get #weedwise”, encouraging consumers to only purchase cannabis from licensed businesses and warning unlicensed businesses to become licensed.
Check a Cannabis License
You can search for state licensed cannabis businesses by using the BCC’s Online License Search system. Users may conduct their own custom searches by inserting a legal business name, license number/type, or location into the search criteria.
Your Questions Answered
You asked, and we answered! Check out our “Your Questions Answered” database page containing over 100 answers to the most commonly-asked questions about the cannabis regulatory structure in California. Responses are organized and tagged by category.
Bureau Meetings & Events
The Bureau of Cannabis Control regularly schedules meetings, workshops, public hearings, and other events for those interested in becoming involved in California’s regulated cannabis industry. Public participation and attendance is welcomed at these events.
Laws & Regulations
California’s three cannabis licensing authorities have published regulations for the state’s commercial cannabis industry. The Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) creates the general framework for the regulation of commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis in California.