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.