Cannabis Licensing & Oversight Agencies

Who Does What in California

General Oversight -> Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)

  • Retailers, Microbusiness, Labs, Events, & Distributor Oversight
  • Distribution Compliance
  • Testing Standards

Manufactured Cannabis Products – > DCC

  • Packaging, Labeling, & Appearance of Manufactured Cannabis Products
  • THC Limits & Serving Sizes
  • Extraction Regulations

CA Department of Public Health

  • Industrial Hemp Products
  • State Organic Cannabis Products Program
  • Food & Beverage Rules
  • Safety, Equipment, and Facility Requirements
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Cultivation -> DCC

State Water Resources Control Board

  • Regional offices issue water discharge regulations
  • Division of Water Quality’s Cannabis Cultivation General Order Program (Outdoor Cultivation)
  • Division of Water Rights Small Irrigation Use Registration (Outdoor Cultivation)

CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife

  • Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) Agreement (Outdoor Cultivation)

Department of Pesticide Regulation

  • Pesticides that can and cannot be used on cannabis  

CA Division of Measurement Standards

CA Dept of Tax & Fee Administration

  • Sales Tax Collection
  • Cultivation Tax Collection
  • Retail Excise Tax Collection

CAL/OSHA

*This information is to be used as a general guide and is not a comprehensive list of all requirements that may apply to your business. Contact us for a consultation on regulations specific to your business.

Cannabis Licensing & Oversight Agencies

Who Does What in California

General Oversight -> Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)

  • Retailers, Microbusiness, Labs, Events, & Distributor Oversight
  • Distribution Compliance
  • Testing Standards

Manufactured Cannabis Products -> DCC

  • Packaging, Labeling, & Appearance of Manufactured Cannabis Products
  • THC Limits & Serving Sizes
  • Extraction Regulations

CA Department of Public Health

  • Industrial Hemp Products
  • State Organic Cannabis Products Program
  • Food & Beverage Rules
  • Safety, Equipment, and Facility Requirements

Cultivation -> DCC

State Water Resources Control Board

  • Regional offices issue water discharge regulations
  • Division of Water Quality’s Cannabis Cultivation General Order Program (Outdoor Cultivation)
  • Division of Water Rights Small Irrigation Use Registration (Outdoor Cultivation)

CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife

  • Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) Agreement (Outdoor Cultivation)

Department of Pesticide Regulation

  • Pesticides that can and cannot be used on cannabis  

CA Division of Measurement Standards

CA Dept of Tax & Fee Administration

  • Sales Tax Collection
  • Cultivation Tax Collection
  • Retail Excise Tax Collection

CAL/OSHA

*This information is to be used as a general guide and is not a comprehensive list of all requirements that may apply to your business. Contact us for a consultation on regulations specific to your business.

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