Cannabis Waste Legislation

Stay up-to-date on the latest cannabis waste regulations in the state of California to ensure your commercial cannabis business is compliant.

On January 1, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal to cultivate, distribute, manufacture and sell in California. Three state licensing agencies play a part in the commercial cannabis market: Bureau of Cannabis Control, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch. Find information regarding cannabis waste legislation by each agency below.

 

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing

CalCannabis is housed within the Department of Food and Agriculture and licenses cannabis cultivators, nurseries, and processors.

Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch

MCSB is housed within the Department of Public Health and licenses manufacturers of cannabis products, including those products meant to be consumed, inhaled, or used topically.

Bureau of Cannabis Control

The Bureau is housed within the Department of Consumer Affairs and licenses testing labs, distributors, dispensaries, retailers, and micro-businesses.

California Department of Food and Agriculture Regulations

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is responsible for licensing cultivators of medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis and implementing a track-and-trace system to record the movement of cannabis through the distribution chain.

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California Department of Public Health Regulations

The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, a division of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is responsible for regulating and licensing the manufacturers of cannabis-infused edibles for both medical and non-medical use.

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Bureau of Cannabis Control Regulations

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) is the lead agency in regulating commercial cannabis licenses for medical and adult-use cannabis in California. The Bureau is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing labs, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events.

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