Department of Consumer Affairs – Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation
P.O. Box 138200
Sacramento, CA 95813-8200
News Media Inquiries Only
Chief of Communications
Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been designated the agency responsible for licensing cultivation. The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act establishes the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program within CDFA to license cultivators in the state, establish conditions under which indoor and outdoor cultivation may occur, establish an electronic database to track cannabis from seed to sale, and assist other state agencies in protecting the environment and public health and safety.
For questions about manufacturing, testing and testing facilities:
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been deemed the agency responsible for licensing manufacturers and testing labs, and testing labs will have to register with CDPH.
For questions about pesticide regulation:
The Department of Pesticide Regulation, in consultation with the Department of Food and Agriculture, shall develop standards for the use of pesticides in cultivation and maximum tolerances for pesticides and other foreign object residue in harvested cannabis.
- (916) 445-4300
Seller’s permits, tax issues:
For these and other related topics, visit the California Board of Equalization at https://www.boe.ca.gov/news/marijuana.htm.
- (800) 400-7115