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

Application Resources

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