Mar 15, 2022
New Resource Available for California Cannabis License Holders

On March 14, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)   announced a new resource to connect California’s cannabis license holders to the people and tools they need to thrive in the state’s legal cannabis market.

The resource – CannaConnect – is aimed at helping license holders navigate the state’s regulated cannabis market and maintain compliance.

Currently in its infancy, CannaConnect will continuously develop new resources, such as the “You’re Licensed: Now What?(this is a pdf file)” and “What to Expect When You’re Inspected(this is a pdf file)” fact sheets, as well as improve existing materials that provide guidance on compliance. Recognizing that each licensee is as unique and diverse as the market itself, and to ensure that the effort is reflective of licensee needs, DCC is asking all those involved in California’s cannabis market – from licensees to attorneys and consultants – to fill out a comprehensive survey to share their challenges and opportunities for new resources to support their business.

CannaConnect will serve as a one-stop-shop for cannabis businesses to find the information, resources and support they need at each stage of the regulatory process – from initial licensure to subsequently remaining in compliance. CannaConnect offers simple informational materials on the processes mandated by the state for cannabis businesses, from applying a unique identifier tag (UID) and using California’s Track-and-Trace system (CCTT) to preparing for site inspections, understanding regulatory compliance requirements, and much more.

DCC also has released new resources to assist provisional licensees as they transition into annual licensure, including two handouts, “Provisional License Requirements(this is a pdf file)” and “Key Dates for Provisional Licensees(this is a pdf file),” and a web page describing the CEQA review process for cannabis businesses.

Learn more about CannaConnect, and view the resources available today by visiting:

To learn more about the California cannabis market, state licenses or laws, visit