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how to get your weed growing license

Cultivators grow all of the cannabis plants that are harvested, sold as flower, and made into products. Their operations look like other agricultural operations in California. Cannabis cultivation is a multi-step process that includes:

Cultivation licenses

Cannabis cultivators have a responsibility to protect the environment and be responsible stewards of the land. That’s why it’s important to understand how your operations may impact the environment.

Use of pesticides

If you want to grow cannabis and sell it in California, you will need a cultivation license. The type of cultivation license you need depends on:

If you will be packaging cannabis products, you must also register for the cannabis stamping regime prior to the sale of any packaged cannabis products.

How long is the cannabis licence valid?

For a renewal application, security would be the highest amount of cannabis duties payable for a calendar month in the previous 12 calendar months.

Security requirement

Upon meeting the eligibility criteria, we will send you a letter to confirm your CRA cannabis licence approval and tell you your new excise duty program account number.