DCC (Department of Cannabis Control)

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The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is the California state agency that licenses and regulates cannabis businesses. DCC regulates the:

  • Growing of cannabis plants
  • Manufacture of cannabis products
  • Transportation and tracking of cannabis goods throughout the state
  • Sale of cannabis goods
  • Events where cannabis is sold or used
  • Labeling of goods sold at retail

DCC was created on July 1, 2021, by consolidating the three former state cannabis authorities:

  • Bureau of Cannabis Control (Department of Consumer Affairs)
  • CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division (California Department of Food and Agriculture)
  • Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (California Department of Public Health)