How do I apply for a medical cannabis cultivation license?

The Department is not issuing licenses at this time. The Department recommends interested parties continue to work with their city and/or county government to obtain the local licenses and permits required to apply for a State cultivation license. While CDFA is in the process of developing the regulations that will define the State licensing process, applicants may consider reviewing the licensing requirements outlined in the bills that created the Medical Cannabis Safety and Regulations Act (MCSRA): AB 243, AB 266, SB 643. Examples of requirements under MCRSA include submission of fingerprint images to the Department of Justice, evidence of the legal right to occupy and use the proposed location as a cultivation site, submission of a detailed description of business operating procedures, and obtaining and maintaining a valid seller’s permit. More detailed information on the proposed regulations will be available for public review and comment in the coming months.