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Good afternoon, Governor Newsom recently released his 2023-24 January proposed budget, which he submits to the Legislature at this time every year. This is the Governor’s vision for serving Californians and a starting point for conversations between the state’s executive and legislative branches. Last year’s budget took bold steps to strengthen the legal cannabis market through […]

January 12, 2023

Attention Cultivators: State laws related to cultivation licenses are changing. Effective January 1, 2023, the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is accepting: Applications for Large cultivation licenses. Requests to convert other cultivation licenses into a Large or Medium cultivation license. If you hold a Large cultivation license (including as an owner or financial interest holder), […]

January 6, 2023

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed an emergency rulemaking action with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) that implements Assembly Bill 195, which requires that information relating to cannabis goods leaving a licensed retail premises in a delivery vehicle be recorded in the statewide track and trace system. The public comment period for […]

December 16, 2022

We are excited to introduce a new section of our Equity webpage called “Promising Practices” that is filled with dynamic stories about local programs providing important tools to help California’s equity applicants navigate the licensing process and achieve success in their cannabis business.  They can be found on our website: When creating this section, the […]

December 7, 2022

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) announced today that it has won a significant legal victory against participants in the illegal cannabis market. Represented by its partners in the Attorney General’s Office, DCC obtained a court order awarding more than $128 million in civil penalties—the maximum sought by DCC—against businesses and individuals that were engaged […]

December 6, 2022