The 3 CA State Licensing Authorities

Responsibilities and contact information of the three state agencies charged with licensing and regulating commercial cannabis activities in California: CDFA Fact Sheet

  1. Bureau of Cannabis Control: Distribution, Testing, Retail, Microbusiness

  2. CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing (under Department of Food and Agriculture, CDFA): Cultivation

  3. Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB, under CA Department of Public Health, CDPH): Manufacturing Level 1 (light manufacturing, including manufacture of edibles), Manufacturing Level 2 (involves volatile solvents)