Starting a Cannabis Business in San Francisco

Open for cannabusiness!

Look for this symbol and follow the instructions.

Common Acronyms

BCC Bureau of Cannabis Control

CDFA California Department of Food and Agriculture

CDPH California Department of Public Health

DBI [SF] Department of Building Inspection

MCD Medical Cannabis Dispensary

MCSB Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch

OOC Office of Cannabis

SFDPH San Francisco Department of Public Health

SFFD San Francisco Fire Department


Was the cannabis business in operation as of 9/26/17?

Yes. (Go to the next question.)

No. (Go to Step 4.)

​Is the business a dispensary/retailer?

Yes. (Go to the next question.)

No. (Go to Step 1A.)