Labeling Checklist - Cannabis Products
Labeling Checklist - Cannabis Products with Small Containers
Packaging and Labeling FAQs
California Universal Symbol (JPG)
California Universal Symbol (PNG)
California Universal Symbol (PDF)
Sample Sales Receipt – for documenting transfers of cannabis and cannabis products
Surety Bond Form - for insurance agents wishing to issue surety bonds for cannabis manufacturers
Annual License Application Checklist
Annual License Application – Guide to Required Documents
MCLS Helpful Hints
'Request for Live Scan' Form
Sample Property Owner's Consent Form
Annual License Application, Video 1 - Individual Information Section
Annual License Application, Video 2 - Business Information Section
Temporary License Application Checklist
Licensing Informational Sessions Video
Licensing Informational Sessions Presentation Slides
MCSB Emergency Regulations
MCSB Emergency Regulations Fact Sheet
California Business and Professions Code – Division 10. Cannabis
For more information about licensing for cannabis retailers, distributors, testing laboratories or microbusinesses, visit the Bureau of Cannabis Control's website.
For more information about licensing for cannabis cultivators, visit CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing's website.
All licensees operating in the commercial cannabis market must participate in tracking cannabis as it moves through the supply chain – from seed to sale. CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food & Agriculture, will run the state's Track-and-Trace system.
Cannabis manufacturers will receive a login to this system when they receive their annual license. Until then, the movement of cannabis can be tracked using sales receipts, like the sample listed below.
If you have any questions about Track-and-Trace, contact CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing.
All commercial cannabis manufacturers are required to register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) [LINK] for a seller's permit, or receive a letter from CDTFA confirming that they do not need one. CDTFA has developed a tax guide for cannabis businesses with information about cannabis taxes, how to register for a seller's permit, and videos explaining tax payment.
The California Secretary of State's Cannabizfile website provides information about business registration, registrations of trademarks or service marks, and instructions for changing business structure.
*If you are having difficulty accessing any of these documents on this page,
please contact CDPH at email@example.com to request this information
in an alternate format.