Set up your cannabis business

Cannabis businesses must register with the City and state. You also must get information from your owners.

What to do

1. Register your business with the state

Download forms at the Secretary of State website. Registration costs depend on your business type.

Sole Proprietorship or General Partnerships do not need to register with the state. Registering a business can take up to 4 weeks

2. Register a new business with the City

Registration costs depend on expected income.

Register a new business

3. Ask your business owners

The cannabis permit application asks for personal information and conviction history of all owners.

Get information on your business owners

4. Get background checks

You will need to get background checks for all owners.

The Police Department will run your record with the California Department of Justice.

Get a background check for all cannabis business owners

Get help

Last updated June 30, 2022