The Legal Cannabis Market in California
Consistently at the forefront of cannabis reform efforts, California legalized state medical marijuana in 1996, and recreational sales in 2016.
Cultivera offers California cannabis enterprises full-service, Metrc-approved software solutions that are fully integrated with regional reporting.
Bureau of Cannabis Control
The Bureau is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing labs, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events.
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
The MCSB works to protect public health and safety by ensuring commercial cannabis manufacturers maintain safe, sanitary workplaces and practices.
There are six primary business license types in California:
The California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT) system is used statewide to record inventory and movement of cannabis and cannabis products through the commercial supply chain.
This system must be used by all cannabis licensees, including those for cultivation, manufacturing, retail, distribution, testing labs, and microbusinesses. For more information, CCTT released the Frequently Asked Questions About the Track-and-Trace System.
Additionally, licensees in San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Humboldt and Mendocino counties are required to report to the California Cannabis Authority, a platform built to help local governments ensure compliance.
California utilizes Metrc for their track-and-trace system. Cultivera is a validated, Metrc-approved integrator in California and meets all compliance requirements.
We are proud members of the California Cannabis Coalition (CCC). The CCC champions equitable, consumer and patient focused policy and education campaigns to further the advancement of de-scheduling cannabis and defeating stigmas nationwide.
Since formally launching in 2010, the California Cannabis Coalition has successfully lobbied over 40 local and state policy measures related to cannabis regulation.
Here are a few useful links dealing with California cannabis legislation, regulations, and taxes.
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