Resources



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

 

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County Resources

 

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. 

 

Health and Safety Information

The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation is a regulatory agency and does not compile information on any health and safety risks related to cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution or consumption. Please refer to these local and state resources to address health-related concerns.

It is DCR’s mission to promote public health and safety through the responsible and equitable implementation of cannabis laws, policies and programs. As such, we encourage members of the general public and stakeholders to review and consider the following Health and Safety Information sourced from partnering health agencies. 

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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.

Problematic Cannabis Use

When does using cannabis become problematic? When you use more than you planned or when you repeatedly try to quit but can’t. When it becomes a priority over living your life to its fullest potential and it gets in the way of school, sports, extracurricular activities, or your job. If you or someone you know needs help, call the Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Service Helpline, anytime 24/7 for FREE, at (844) 804-7500 to learn about no-cost treatment services available in Los Angeles County.

California Let's Talk CannabisLet's Talk Cannabis

The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission is to protect and promote the health of all Californians. In 2017 , CDPH launched “Let’s Talk Cannabis”, a health information and education campaign about what’s legal in California and potential health impacts of cannabis use. On CDPH’s website, individuals can find information about legal, safe and responsible use, and health information for youth, pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and health care providers.