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Resources and Licensing Information

Office of Medical Cannabis Safety

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH)'s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) is currently required to develop statewide standards, regulations, and licensing procedures and to address policy issues in support of medical cannabis manufacturers and testing laboratories. CDPH is responsible for issuing Type 6 and Type 7 licenses to manufacturers of medical cannabis and medical cannabis products and Type 8 licenses to testing labs. For more information visit MCSB's website.

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation

In 2015, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law three bills (Assembly Bill 243, Assembly Bill 266, and Senate Bill 643) that created a licensing and regulatory framework for medical marijuana. For more information please email the Bureau of Cannabis Control at or call (833) 768-5880. In the meantime, you can refer to the California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for both consumers and business licensees.

California Department of Food and Agriculture

As directed by the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is currently developing regulations to establish cannabis cultivation licensing and a track-and-trace system, collectively referred to as CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing. (CalCannabis was previously called the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program and Marijuana Cultivation Program, or MCCP). For more information visit CDFA's website.

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