“When will California Issue Retail Recreational Marijuana Licenses?”
The Bureau of Cannabis Control is currently accepting temporary license applications for Retailers, Distributors, Microbusinesses, Testing Laboratories and Cannabis Event Organizers. Temporary licenses will not take effect before January 1, 2018. Once a temporary license is effective, the licensee may operate for 120 days, upon which time they must then apply for an annual license. The Bureau of Cannabis Control has not yet opened the annual license application process.*
*Please be advised, this content was last updated in December 2017.