Open a Dispensary in California

Summary of Marijuana Laws

California is a dual licensing state, which means that you must obtain a permit from the jurisdiction (either city or the county) where your business will be located before applying for a license from the state of California. The local permitting processes itself varies widely depending on the specific jurisdiction. Permits are available now in many places while others are still writing rules – there are also many jurisdictions have banned cannabis businesses altogether. For this reason, it’s important that you speak to your consultant to find out if permits are available in the area you’re planning to start your business before getting started.