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The Department of Cannabis Control

They Regulate Commercial Cannabis Activity in California

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The DCC California, commonly referred to as the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), is a state agency that regulates commercial cannabis activity in California. The department was established in 2017 as part of the state’s efforts to support equity cannabis businesses and ensure a fair and regulated marijuana market.

Under state law, the DCC has the authority to issue and revoke licenses for businesses that engage in commercial cannabis activity. This includes cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, microbusinesses, and testing laboratories. The DCC also oversees the tracking of cannabis from seed to sale, to ensure that cannabis and cannabis products are safe for consumers and in compliance with state regulations.

Large Cultivation Lcienses

One of the recent challenges facing the DCC is the issue of large cultivation licenses. In California, these licenses are granted to businesses that grow more than 22,000 square feet of cannabis. These large cultivation licenses have been criticized for hindering the growth of equity cannabis businesses, which are often owned by small-scale cultivators or those from disadvantaged communities.

To address this issue, the DCC has proposed a new set of regulations limiting the number of large cultivation licenses and making it easier for equity cannabis businesses to obtain licenses. The proposed regulations would also require larger cultivators to enter into “impact agreements” with local governments, in which they would agree to provide financial support and other assistance to equity cannabis businesses.

DCC California Supports Equity Businesses

The DCC has also implemented several tools to support equity cannabis businesses. This includes a “social equity program” that provides financial, technical, and other support to business owners disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. The DCC has partnered with local organizations to provide business development services and help equity cannabis businesses navigate the licensing process.

Cannabis Safety

In addition to supporting equity cannabis businesses, the DCC plays a crucial role in ensuring that all commercial cannabis activity in California is conducted safely and in compliance with state law. The department works closely with law enforcement agencies to enforce regulations and ensure that cannabis products are adequately tested and labeled. The DCC also conducts regular inspections of licensed businesses to ensure they comply with state regulations.

Contact Us to Apply for a DCC Cannabis License

Overall, the California Department of Cannabis Control plays a vital role in regulating the state’s cannabis industry and supporting equity cannabis businesses. The department’s efforts to implement fair and effective regulations and to support business owners disproportionately affected by the war on drugs have helped create a more equitable and sustainable marijuana market in California.

Contact our office at info@baghoomianlaw.com or 818 275 2465 if you want to apply for a DCC cannabis license.