News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
Release #17-073
Cultivators urged to register ASAP; space is limited

SACRAMENTO, November 17, 2017 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division is announcing a series of 10 workshops in late November and December for training on completing applications for state licensing.

CDFA anticipates issuing cannabis cultivation licenses on or about January 1, 2018. In addition to state licensure, applicants are required to comply with any local cannabis cultivation requirements. Applicants should check with their local jurisdiction regarding local ordinance requirements.

Space is limited to about 150 participants per workshop. Additionally, as of November 30, a recorded training session will be available on the CalCannabis website at

All training sessions are from 12:30-5pm. The dates and locations are as follows:

  1. Tuesday, November 28 – Orange County

    Courtyard by Marriott

    8 MacArthur Pl., Santa Ana, CA 92707 – Register here

  2. Tuesday, November 28 – Yolo County

    Ziggurat Building

    707 3rd St., West Sacramento, CA 95605 – Register here

  3. Thursday, November 30 – San Bernardino County

    DoubleTree by Hilton

    285 E. Hospitality Ln., San Bernardino, CA 92408 – Register here

  4. Thursday, November 30 – Monterey County

    CSU Monterey Bay – National Steinbeck Center

    1 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901 – Register here

  5. Tuesday, December 5 – Fresno County

    Hugh M. Burns State Building

    2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036, Fresno, CA 93721 – Register here

  6. Tuesday, December 5 – Mendocino County

    Ukiah Valley Conference Center

    200 S. School St., Ukiah, CA 95482 – Register here

  7. Thursday, December 7 – Riverside County

    UC Riverside – Palm Desert Center

    75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Bldg B114-B117, Palm Desert, CA 92211 – Register here

  8. Thursday, December 7 – Alameda County

    Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, Room One

    1515 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94612 – Register here

  9. Tuesday, December 12 – Butte County

    Butte College – Black Box Theater

    3536 Butte Campus Dr., Oroville, CA 95965 – Register here

  10. Thursday, December 14 – Humboldt County

    Sequoia Conference Center

    901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka, CA 95501 – Register here


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