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Office of Cannabis Oversight

The Office of Cannabis Oversight (OCO) regulates the local cannabis industry in Long Beach. The OCO's role is to coordinate the implementation of the City's cannabis laws and regulations.  

Some of the types of matters handled by the office:

  • Research and develop best practices for adult-use and medicinal cannabis businesses;
  • Assist City departments in the implementation of cannabis ordinances and regulations; 
  • Engage the cannabis industry and community to ensure all cannabis regulations are followed; 
  • Work with the Health Department to educate the public on cannabis health and safety related issues; 
  • Collaborate among other cities and state agencies to create uniform regulations. 

Important Announcements

ADULT-USE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BEGINNING AUGUST 13, 2018

The City of Long Beach will begin accepting applications for adult-use cannabis business licenses on 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. To learn more, please visit the City of Long Beach Cannabis Business Information website. 

CITY COUNCIL PASSED ADULT-USE CANNABIS BUSINESS ORDINANCE

The Long Beach City Council passed the Adult-Use Cannabis Business Ordinance at its meeting last night on July 10, 2018. The ordinance will take effect thirty-one (31) days after it is signed into law by Mayor Robert Garcia. View the council meeting and documents related to the ordinance.

The City will begin to accept applications for adult-use cannabis businesses after the ordinance has taken effect. More information will be posted on the City’s website at www.longbeach.gov/cannabisbusiness.