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December 2017 Update | Temporary & Annual Application

In this update, Mark walks us through the December 2017 Temporary and Annual License Application California Commercial Cannabis Update. The January 2018 launch of the largest commercial cannabis market in the world is only three weeks away.

We don’t have answers for all of our questions yet. However, the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the California Department of Public Health have released their applications, as well as opening up their online platforms.

Check out Mark’s video update and downloadable guide.

You can check out California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Application platform at This application platform is for retailers, distributors, microbusiness, and lab testing.

For other commercial cannabis activities, such as manufacturing, you will look to the California Department of Public Health.

In the video above, Mark walks through both of these sites. Make sure to check back here for more updates and information.

If you have any city or county specific questions, drop us an email at and we will do our best to answer your questions in our next video.

YouTube Notes and Links:
Brief update on California cannabis activity temporary and annual license applications and online platforms for California Bureau of Cannabis Control and California Department of Public Health. For more information about the California commercial cannabis and marijuana industry, please visit the links below and get in contact:……………………

December 2017 Temporary and Annual License Application California Commercial Cannabis Update

Let’s Talk Cannabis

Big cannabis news out of Sacramento today, as the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) kicked off a health information and education campaign about what’s legal in California and potential health impacts of cannabis use.

The Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) makes it legal for adults 21 and over to possess, consume, and cultivate cannabis in California. Sale of cannabis from licensed retail outlets will become legal January 1, 2018.

Below, we’ve broken down some of the highlights of the California Department of Public Health’s launch of their statewide public education campaign, but you can also visit the California Department of Public Health’s Let’s Talk Cannabis page here.

What’s legal? If you’re 21 or older, you can buy and possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis and up to eight grams of concentrated cannabis. You can only buy cannabis at licensed, retail outlets.


Where can you use cannabis? You can use cannabis on private property, but you cannot use, smoke, eat, or vape cannabis in public places.


Growing Your Own Cannabis – Know your local personal cultivation laws – your local city or county can pass laws that might limit or differ in ways from the general California state laws about personal cultivation.

Cannabis and Cars Don’t Mix – It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis. You’re putting your life and the lives of others at risk if you drive a vehicle under the influence. It is illegal to possess an open container of cannabis in a vehicle.

Cannabis and Federal Land Don’t Mix – It is illegal to use or possess cannabis on federal lands (like National Parks), even if t

hey are inside the state of California.

Keep it in California! It is illegal to cross state lines with cannabis. Yes, even to another state where cannabis is legal.

Cannabis Use Impacts on Youth – The California Department of Health provides information about the scientific basis for restricting access of cannabis and cannabis products for persons under the age of 21 years.

Minors, Parents, and Mentors can access information about cannabis use effects on the brain, body, and potential impacts to goals, in addition to resources on how to discuss cannabis issues.

Hey, Mister! Don’t do it. It is illegal to provide access to cannabis to persons under the age of 21 years.

Cannabis Use While Pregnant or Breastfeeding – Department of Public Health has developed fact sheets with cannabis health information, including information about why cannabis use is not recommended for women that are pregnant or breastfeeding.