California Regulations

Leading the Cannabis Industry to Success

CannaShark Consulting was founded by Adrian Holguin, to exceed the needs of the expanding cannabis industry. Established as a premiere consulting firm that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and start-ups enter the regulated markets for cannabis and hemp, or help established companies expand their footprint or sharpen their edge. Our team is looking to strategically align with qualified client groups, investors, and partners that share our passion for the industry and to match our high level of dedication for brand success.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau or BCC) is the lead agency regulating commercial cannabis licenses for medical and adult-use cannabis in California.

Chapter 1: All Bureau Licensees
Chapter 2: Distributors
Chapter 3: Retailers
Chapter 4: Microbusiness 
Chapter 5: Cannabis Events
Chapter 6: Testing Laboratories
Chapter 7: Enforcement
Chapter 8: Other Provisions

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing is a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), oversees licensing and regulating commercial cannabis cultivators.

Article 1: Definitions
Article 2: Applications
Article 3: Cultivation License Fees & Requirements
Article 4: Cultivation Site Requirements 
Article 5: Records and Reporting
Article 6: Inspections, Investigations, & Audits
Article 7: Enforcement

The California Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch regulates all commercial cannabis manufacturing in California.

Subchapter 1: General Provisions & Definitions
Subchapter 2: Manufacturing Licenses
Subchapter 3: Requirements of Operation
Subchapter 4: Products 
Subchapter 5: Labeling & Packaging Requirements
Subchapter 6: Compliance