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Cannabis Licensing and Compliance

Marijuana Licensing and Compliance with State Laws

There are three cannabis licensing authorities in California. The Bureau of Cannabis Control, which is a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs, is responsible for providing licenses to cannabis retailers, distributors, testing labs and microbusinesses. The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, which works under the California Department of Public Health, is tasked with licensing manufacturers of cannabis products including any concentrate, edibles, or tinctures. Finally, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, which operates under the California Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for licensing cultivators and employing the state’s Track-and-Trace system that tracks the commercial distribution of cannabis from seed to sale in order to remain compliant with California’s state regulations and requirements.

It can be difficult to navigate through the licensing process, especially when new changes to current regulations are being constantly introduced. Being successful in a newly-emerging and steadily changing market can be challenging without the proper tools. WeCann provides a variety of services to facilitate the process for getting started in the cannabis industry.


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