California Knowledge Center:

Created to provide helpful information about the California Marijuana Industry and Cannabis Activity Tracking (CAT).

California Cannabis License Info:

  • California Cannabis License Fees will be determined between now and 2018; check back here for updates, we’ll share the info here as soon as it’s available.
  • Licenses will be distributed at the start of 2018; you can begin preparing now by ensuring you’re in compliance with any existing regulations.

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Grower (also commonly referred to as Producers or Cultivators) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Processor.

Processors – Processors take harvested cannabis from Cultivators and create derivative extracts for edibles, concentrates, topicals, and prepacks. Finished products are transported to Dispensaries.

How many Medical Marijuana licenses are being awarded in California?

California Cultivation Licenses

  • Type 1 – Cultivation; Specialty Outdoor
  • Type 2 – Cultivation; Specialty Indoor
  • Type 1B – Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light
  • Type 2 – Cultivation; Outdoor; Small
  • Type 2A – Cultivation; Indoor; Small
  • Type 2B – Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small
  • Type 3 – Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium
  • Type 3A – Cultivation; Indoor; Medium
  • Type 3B – Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium
  • Type 4 – Cultivation; Nursery
  • Type 12 – Transporter

California Manufacturer (Producer/Processor) Licenses

  • Type 6 – Manufacturer 1
  • Typer 7 – Manufacturer 2
  • Type 12 – Transporter
Laboratories test cannabis for concentration and contaminants. Prior to entering the consumer market, all regulated cannabis is required to undergo quality assurance testing.

California Laboratory Licenses:

  • Type 8 – Testing
Dispensaries sell legal cannabis, and cannabis products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.

California Dispensary Licenses:

There will be an estimated 20,000 Dispensary Licenses in California.
  • Type 10 – Dispensary; General
  • Type 10A – Dispensary; No more than three retail sites
  • Type 11 – Distribution
  • Type 12 = Transporter
Caregivers grow and process cannabis on behalf of patients. They cannot charge for cannabis, only recoup the costs of goods.

Current Estimated Patient Counts: 720,442

How can I obtain a California Medical Marijuana Card?

California Cannabis Activity Tracking (CAT) Info:

California Cannabis Taxation:

-$9.25 per ounce of Flower
-$2.75 per ounce for Leaves
-15% retail tax


More info coming soon!

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