Note:  Each of these links contains ALL of the documents that applicants need to access when applying for their commercial licenses. We may opt to include them on our website at some point, but for now, our page links to the State websites, where people may research and download everything themselves.


Bureau of Cannabis Control

Client Portal (Sign-Up/Log-in)

BCC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You can perform your own search by following these simple steps:

    1. Click the search bar which reads: “Search here”
    2. Enter a keyword relevant to your question. (For example, typing in the word “ownership” will populate anything to do with ownership in the search field below.)
    3. After locating your specific question, simply click on the text of the question. This will expand the box and display the answer.

You can further filter your search results by selecting one of the tags located on the left-hand column of the page. By selecting a specific tag, only questions with that tag will be displayed.

Order of Adoption Clean Version of Text

Notice of Approval of Certificate of Compliance Form 400

Forms and Documents Incorporated by Reference BCC

BCC QR Code Requirements

Quick Response Code (QR Code) Certificate Posting Requirements 

BCC Retailer Storefront Fact Sheet v3

BCC Retailer Non-Storefront Fact Sheet v3

Advertising Cannabis Licensed

Advertising Cannabis NonLicensed

Guidance on Commercial Cannabis Activities

California Cannabis General Resources

Final Statement of Reasons and Addendum

Fingerprint Services for Licensees

Here’s the link to the California Department of Justice Fingerprint Service.  This is required for all licensees and is available for employees as needed.

California Department of Public Health

Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch

Department of Public Health 17-010 Final Regulations – 2019

CDPH Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch

Licensing Lab Reporting v2

Labeling Cannabis Products – 2018

Labeling Checklist Products – 2019

Labeling Small Containers – 2018

Labeling Checklist Flower – 2019

Packaging Checklist – 2019

Packaging and Labeling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Cal OSHA / Dept of Industrial Relations

California’s workplace safety requirements for the cannabis industry. The California Department of Industrial Relations / Cal OSHA has convened an advisory committee (on January 31, 2018) to evaluate whether there is a need to develop industry specific regulations related to the activities of licensees under Division 10 (commencing with Section 26000) of the Business and Professions (B&P) Code.

Cannabis Industry Health and Safety

Report from CalOSHA Cannabis Industry 09-07-18

California Department of Food and Agriculture

California Cannabis Division

CDFA Hemp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Patient ID Card Program

CDFA Final Regulation Text 2019

CDFA Hemp Application Requirements

Regulations Regarding Criminal Background Checks for Hemp Licenses

CDFA New Proposed Hemp Regulations

The Department of Food and Agriculture has submitted the emergency rulemaking documents for Sections 4940-4946, 4950, and 4950.1 in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to Industrial Hemp Sampling & Testing to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review and approval. 

Highlights of Proposed Permanent Regs 7-16-2018

CA Department of Food and Agriculture Readoption of Emergency Regulations Fact Sheet

Plant pest quarantine: CDFA Pest Exclusion Branch

Plant Pest Quarantine Manual  (PDF)

California Department of Water Resources

Control Board


California’s Water Quality Control Board

California Water Board’s Cannabis Cultivation Portal

Cannabis Water Rights

Cannabis Enforcement

Cannabis Cultivation Best Management Practices

Water Board Cannabis Cultivation Policies page

Cannabis Cultivation Policy – Principles and Guidelines for Cannabis Cultivation (PDF)

2018 State Annual Reporting FAQ

Hauling Water

Water Discharge Requirements October 17, 2017

Sample Water Resource Protection Plan

Cannabis LSA Outreach Handout 11-29-2017

Outreach Brochure

Conservation Practices and Ponds

I located this online as an additional resource for our clients. Ponds are more cost efficient than cisterns for large water storage needs, so here is a good guide for constructing water storage ponds.

Department of Pesticide Regulation

Cannabis Regulations

Appendix E1 DPR Marijuana Management Practices

Appendix E2 DPR Marijuana Pesticide Handout

Restricted Materials

Groundwater Protection List

Legal Pest Management Practices for Cannabis Growers in California

Cannabis Pesticides that are Legal to Use

Cannabis Pesticides that CAN NOT be Used

CDPR Cannabis Pesticide Usage Guidelines

Compliance Assistance Booklets

California Cannabis Taxes

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)

Regulation 3700 

Tax Guide

New Cannabis Taxes Beginning January 1, 2018

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: Tax Policy Bureau

Cannabis Tax Rates

Taxes and Fees, Regarding Donated Cannabis

Senate Bill 34

CDTFA Contact Information

Leslie Ang, Tax Counsel III (Supervisor)  
(916) 323-9856         

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration,
Attn: Leslie Ang, MIC:82,
450 N Street, P.O. Box 942879,
Sacramento, CA 94279-0082

Richard Bennion (Regulations Coordinator)         

California Cannabis Control Appeals Panel

Initial Statement of Reasons CCAP

CCAP Rules 6000-6018 Appeals Procedures

CCAP Notice

CCAP Notice of Amendment to Proposed Regulations


USDA Interim Rules for Hemp Producers without USDA Hemp Production Plan: