The California Department of Technology (CDT) collaborated with the cannabis licensing authorities and others to launch a search tool that allows the public to find cannabis license information in one place. The new unified search tool has information from all three of states cannabis licensing authorities – the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and The California Department of Public Health (CDPH). It is a combined effort between the licensing authorities, CDT, the Human Services Agency Office of Innovation, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GO-Biz).
Some features of the new license search include an interactive map and geolocation tools. It will help consumers find licensed cannabis retailers near them. There is also a survey where users can submit usability feedback to the licensing authorities as they continue to refine the search tool. Here is the link for the Cannabis Unified License Seach Tool dashboard.
The unified license search will be updated every 24 hours; however, the most recent data will still be available through each licensing authority’s existing search tool on its website.
The website is part of Governor Newsom’s plan to consolidate the three cannabis licensing authorities into a single Department of Cannabis Control, to improve access to licensing and simplify regulatory oversight of commercial cannabis activity.