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.

News and updates

Office of Cannabis names new Director

Former San Francisco Assistant District Attorney Marisa Rodriguez has been named San Francisco’s new director of the city’s Office of Cannabis.

April 4, 2019

Official map of permitted cannabis retailers now available

On 4/20, ensure your own safety and the safety of your friends by making sure that you purchase cannabis and cannabis goods from legal and licensed SF retailers.

April 2, 2019


Know your rights

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

Truth (or nah!?)

A Department of Public Health resource for teens to get answers to cannabis myths.

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

City Hall map

Office hours

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday to Friday

Walk-in or by appointment

Bring your questions, not your stash

See City Hall building policies and cannabis possession limits.




Cannabis Task Force

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