Message from California Department of Food and Agriculture:
Hello CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Stakeholders:
On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish a consistent approach across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19. This order went into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020, and is in place until further notice.
The order identifies certain services as essential, including food, prescriptions, and healthcare. These services can continue despite the stay-at-home order. Because cannabis is an essential medicine for many residents, licensees may continue to operate at this time, as long as their operations comply with local rules and regulations.
Any licensee that continues to operate must adopt social distancing and anti-congregating measures and must follow the CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease at all times.