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Annual License Application

Applications for annual licenses will be accepted through an online licensing system - the Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS). This application will require information on the business, owners and financial interest holders, and operating premises, as well as descriptions of procedures for waste disposal, inventory and quality control, transportation and security. Businesses in operation under the Compassionate Use Act prior to September 1, 2016, will receive priority application review.

Applicants must be in compliance with city or county ordinances. During the application review process, CDPH will contact the city or county to verify the local authorization. If the applicant does not provide a copy of their local authorization, the local office will have 60 days to respond. If the applicant includes a copy of their local authorization with their application, the local office will have 10 days to respond.

ChecklistNEW USER 

  •  Click "New User" to create an account and begin your annual license application.


  • Click "Returning User" if you already have a username, and you wish to return to your application or edit your license information.


  •  Click "Reset Password" to reset your password.

​Annual License Application Resources:

Annual License Application Checklist (PDF)

Annual License Application: Guide to Required Documents (PDF)

MCLS Helpful Hints



'Request for Live Scan' Form (BCIA 8016) (PDF)

Live Scan Instructions for Out-of-State Owners (PDF)

Sample Property Owner's Consent Form (PDF)

Surety Bond Form (PDF) 


Provisional Licenses

There is no separate application process for provisional licenses. During review of the annual license application, CDPH will determine if the applicant is eligible for a provisional license. Provisional licenses are issued at the sole discretion of the licensing authority.

Temporary License Application

 Applications for temporary licenses are no longer available.

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