As directed by the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has written emergency regulations to establish cannabis cultivation licensing and a track-and-trace system, collectively referred to as CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing.
CalCannabis Regulatory Documents
- Full Text of CDFA Emergency Regulations
- CDFA Fact Sheet on Emergency Regulations
- Initial Statement of Reasons and SRIA - these documents were released with proposed medical cannabis regulations, which have since been rescinded and replaced with emergency regulations. They aren't formally enacted but provide insight on CDFA's thought process and research background.
Cultivators may apply for a temporary state license while working on their application for more permanent annual licenses. Temporary state licenses are valid for 120 days and can be extended for additional 90 days periods at CDFA's discretion. However, cultivators with a temporary license must submit an annual license application in order to be eligible for an extension of their temporary license.
Application resources are available on the CalCannabis website at www.calcannabis.cdfa.ca.gov