published on November 30, 2017 - 2:48 PM
Written by David Castellon

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division will hold a workshop Tuesday to educate people who want to start cannabis-related businesses on the licensing process.

Last November, Californians voted to legalize the use and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes, but state officials delayed allowing those businesses until they could come up with a licensing program. After Jan. 1, 2018, state licenses will be available for 22 types of cannabis businesses, including sales, testing, manufacturing and cultivation.

CDFA is putting on 10 workshops across the state this month and in December to help people interested in starting such businesses understand how to apply for state licenses.

The one in Fresno will be held from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Hugh M. Burns State Building, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036. Admission is limited to only 150 people, so CDFA urges people to register as quickly as possible online at

“In addition to state licensure, applicants are required to comply with any local cannabis cultivation requirements. Applicants should check with their local jurisdictions regarding local ordinance requirements,” CDFA officials state in a press release.

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