Did you know? Not every cannabis activity is lawful; and even when following the law, it's just as important to practice responsible behavior. For more information about what’s legal and how to stay responsible, please watch Executive Director Cat Packer in this brief video, courtesy of our friends at LACityview35.
Guide to Adult-Use Cannabis Sales and Consumption Within the City of Los Angeles
Medical Cannabis Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health administers the county-wide Medical Marijuana Program, including issuance of voluntary medical marijuana identification cards. Please visit their website for further information.
Los Angeles County Let's Talk Cannabis
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of over 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. For more information about cannabis and health, please visit their Let’s Talk Cannabis page. Here, individuals will find further information regarding a teen-focused education campaign “Bigger Choices,” created to prevent marijuana use and encourage teens to make bigger choices now for a better future tomorrow.
Office of Cannabis Management
The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation regulates cannabis sales within the city of Los Angeles. For information related to the regulation and use of cannabis outside of the City, but within the Greater Los Angeles area, please visit the Los Angeles County Office of Cannabis Management.
Filing a Complaint
DCR has no authority to enforce against unlicensed (illegal) cannabis businesses and their operators.
To report a complaint against an unlicensed commercial cannabis business please use this link.
Please also use the link to report noncompliant or problematic activity occurring at an authorized commercial cannabis business.
For emergencies, please call 911.
Media and Speaking Requests
One of the Communications Team major functions is establishing relationships and strategic partnerships with the media and stakeholders. The team also coordinates with national and local media outlets to provide clarity and accuracy in news features highlighting cannabis regulation and licensing in the City of Los Angeles. To inquire about a policy issue, request staff at an event, or to request an interview, contact email@example.com.
Note: For non-media related inquiries, please contact the Department of Cannabis Regulation at (213) 978-0738.