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

Latest News in Cannabis Business

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 click here.

Adult-Use Applications Accepted Beginning August 13, 2018

Applications for adult-use cannabis businesses will be accepted beginning Monday, August 13, 2018. Businesses may apply to convert and/or co-locate their current medical cannabis application or license or apply for a new adult-use cannabis business license. 

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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