Interested in participating in the commercial cannabis market? Here’s what you need to know about the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation.
On January 1, 2018, a major change to California’s cannabis regulations came into effect when the state authorized the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. In Los Angeles, responsibility for overseeing and administering the new rules belongs to the City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation.
If you are planning to launch a business that sells marijuana or marijuana derivatives, or if you would like to add cannabis products to your current lineup of offerings, you will have to work with this agency to obtain the necessary permits. Meeting Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation licensing requirements can be complex, especially since businesses must meet both municipal and state criteria in order to legally engage in any commercialized activity involving cannabis products.
Despite the bureaucratic red tape involved, cannabis holds the potential to generate significant sales revenues for business owners. Given the major uptick in enterprise interest in this emerging sector of the local economy, the FE Design & Consulting team has added cannabis-related permitting services to our existing areas of expertise.
Overview of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation licensing guidelines
To help guide your thinking, here is a simplified overview of the process you’ll need to follow to legally take part in the Los Angeles cannabis economy: