Cannabis Business Licenses

The Business License Division within the Department of Financial Management licenses all cannabis businesses within the City of Long Beach. 

Any business in Long Beach participating in the cultivation, possession, manufacture, distribution, processing, storing, laboratory testing, packaging, labeling, transportation, delivery, and/or sale of cannabis needs a cannabis business license. 

Which type of license are you interested in? 

Medical Cannabis


Adult-Use Cannabis

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Latest News in Cannabis Business

Important Upcoming Deadlines for Cannabis Businesses

The City recently sent a letter to all cannabis applicants and licensees on important State and local licensing deadlines that may adversely impact the ability to obtain State and/or local approval to operate a cannabis business. A copy of the letter, which includes additional important information on upcoming State and local licensing deadlines can be found here.

New Equity Business Ownership Opportunity

The City has launched a new Cannabis Social Equity Program to promote equal opportunity in the Long Beach cannabis industry and to make cannabis business ownership more accessible to individuals who qualify. To learn more about the equity business ownership opportunity, please vist our page here.

California Updated Regulations for Cannabis Businesses

In July 2018, the State of California issued proposed permanent regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis businesses. To learn more, visit

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