CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
1-833-CALGROW (1-833-225-4769)
calcannabis@cdfa.ca.gov

Compliance and Enforcement Branch

John Halligan, Chief

The Compliance and Enforcement Branch is responsible for cannabis cultivation site inspections, investigations and administrative and licensing actions associated with licensed cultivation sites. The branch is currently set up in four geographic regions: North Coast (Region 1), Central Valley (Region 2), Central Coast (Region 3), Southern California (Region 4) but may eventually expand to six regions with staff located statewide. Additionally, the branch facilitates contracts with various County Agricultural Commissioner offices in permissive jurisdictions to conduct inspections at licensed cannabis cultivation sites on behalf of CDFA.

The branch also oversees the team responsible for the administration of the CCTT-Metrc system, as well as providing administrative and customer support for all users of the CCTT system. In 2018, the compliance and enforcement branch, working in close collaboration with the CDFA Office of Technology Services, the state’s track-and-track system vendor Metrc, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, and the California Department of Public Health developed and implemented a cannabis plant and packaging tagging system within the CCTT-Metrc system to enable the tracking and testing of all cannabis products through an assigned Unique Identifier.