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The California Department of Public Health's Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) is responsible for licensing all commercial cannabis manufacturers within the state of California.

California state law requires that all commercial cannabis businesses hold a state license in order to operate in the commercial market. As a licensee, you must follow all applicable state law and local ordinances.

Learn more about the regulatory requirements for cannabis manufacturers


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Apply for a license to manufacture cannabis products

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Find educational materials, forms, links to state offices and other information about operating as a cannabis business within the state of California

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