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Four Free Cannabis Licensing Workshops will Simplify the Process




Confused about cannabis licensing in California? You’re not alone. That’s why there are workshops available to break down the licensing process in layman’s terms. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced on December 29 that it is hosting four free public licensing workshops in major city areas in California through February.

Each workshop will provide guidance from the Bureau of Cannabis Control as well as other state and local organizations. To get an idea of what to expect, prior cannabis licensing workshops have included representatives from Department of Public Health, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.  The workshops will provide an overview of the licensing process then transition to an open house.

Recently the bureau released emergency regulations in order to get California’s recreational cannabis market online. One significant change, as many already know, is the medicinal or adult-use designation for licensing. Several new types of licenses are also available. Other various workshops are available, The CDFA, for instance, launched its own series of licensing workshops last month.

All workshops will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The dates and locations are at the following:

Jan. 22, 2018, Monterey

Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, California


Jan. 26, 2018, San Diego

Town & Country Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California


Feb. 1, 2018, Oakland

Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, California


Feb. 6, 2018, Ukiah

Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 South School St., Ukiah, California

More workshops are expected and will be announced as the series continues. The workshops are designed to inform entrepreneurs with all levels of experience in the cannabis industry. More information from state licensing authorities can be found at the California Cannabis Portal.


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