How to Verify A License

Compliance is a must when it comes to the legal cultivation, transportation, distribution and sale of cannabis in California. As a licensed business you want to ensure that you are fully compliant with the regulations and laws set by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC).

Cannabis businesses at every level of the supply chain are responsible for ensuring that the companies they are doing business with are fully licensed and are permitted to operate within California.

Retailer, distributor, microbusiness, testing lab or event organizer licenses can be verified  through the Bureau of Cannabis Controls.

Step 1: Head to the BCC website:

Step 2: Hover on “Licensees & Consumers”

Step 3: Click on “Check a License”

Step 4: Click on the type of license you are looking to verify

Step 5: Search either the license number or business name to verify

Manufacturer licenses must be verified through the California Department of Health

Step 1: Head to the CDPH website:

Step 2:  Click on “I am looking for”

Step 3: Scroll down to “Licensing, Certification and Other Credentials”

Step 4: Click on “Certificates, Licenses, Permits and Regulations”

Step 5: Click on “Cannabis Manufactures”

Step 6: Select “Licensee Lookup Tool”

Step 7: Search for either the business name or license number

The ability to verify who you are doing business with is a vital tool for keeping compliant under California law. The tools provided by the BCC and the CDPH allow you to have the proper checks and balances to verify the licenses of companies at all levels of the supply chain when dealing with cannabis in California.