Los Angeles City-County Resources
Los Angeles City-County Resources provides an overview of the regulatory process for the cannabis industry in the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County and our website.
The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is responsible for administering the Rules and Regulations adopted by the Council for licensed commercial cannabis businesses within the City of Los Angeles. The DCR administers the business application process in conjunction with the Cannabis Regulation Commission, makes determinations related to non-retail cannabis licensing, administers and coordinates the audit and inspection processes for licensed cannabis-related businesses, and enforcing regulatory compliance of licensed businesses engaged in commercial cannabis activity.
Measure M, passed by over 80% of voters in March 2017, gave City Council the full authority to regulate cannabis-related activity within the City of Los Angeles. With that authority, the Department of Cannabis Regulation was established by ordinance on July 30, 2017.
The official website is here. Our City of Los Angeles resources are located here.
County of Los Angeles – Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is a unit within the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office. The OCM’s role is to coordinate the implementation of the County’s cannabis policies and regulations. The OCM serves as a countywide coordinating body, working closely with the Board of Supervisors and County departments to implement the County’s cannabis policies and priorities. As directed by the Board of Supervisors and along with affected departments, the OCM will:
- Coordinate the development and implementation of ordinances and policies regarding commercial cannabis activities;
- Engage industry and community groups to ensure the County’s cannabis regulations are working;
- Dialogue with cities and other counties to share ideas and best practices, and to work toward a general uniformity of approach to cannabis regulation;
- Assist County public health and law enforcement officials to track and address developments related to cannabis; and
- Work with the County’s Office of Legislation and Intergovernmental Affairs to advocate for legislation at the state and federal levels that advance the County’s cannabis policies and priorities.
People v. Kelly [47 Cal.4th 1008 (2010), [103 Cal. Rptr. 3d 733, 222 P.3d 186]