Office of Cannabis

On January 1, 2018, California legalized cannabis use by adults 21 and older. All businesses that cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell and test cannabis in San Francisco must have both a city Cannabis Business Permit and a California license.


See if you can apply for a Cannabis Permit

All cannabis businesses operating in San Francisco must have a permit to operate. You can apply for a permit now if you are an Equity Applicant, an Equity Incubator, or a pre-existing cannabis business in San Francisco.

Get verified as an Equity Applicant

New businesses who are verified as Equity Applicants can apply for permits now.

Tell the City you want to be an Equity Incubator

Cannabis businesses that partner with an Equity Applicant can apply for permits now.

Comment on cannabis rules and regulations

We are writing rules and regulations for cannabis business in San Francisco. Many of these are open for public comment before we finalize them.


Know your rights

Learn what you can and can't do as a cannabis consumer.

Contact the team

Meet the people who work in the Office of Cannabis.


Office of Cannabis

City Hall, Room 018
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

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Office hours

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday to Friday

Walk-in or by appointment




Cannabis Task Force

The Task Force advises the Office of Cannabis and other departments on cannabis legislation.