Important Information for Cannabis Applications and Business Tax


PDF iconNew Cannabis BTRC ClassificationsPriority processing for qualifying existing medical marijuana dispensaries is now available

The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has begun to accept applications for Proposition M Priority Processing from qualifying existing medical marijuana dispensaries.  This is one of the first of many steps the City of Los Angeles is taking to implement its new Cannabis Ordinances.  For more information please refer to the Business Licensing overview located on the DCR website at

New Cannabis Business Tax Classifications

New business tax classifications have been established for cannabis related business activities.  For more information please refer to our informational flyer PDF iconNew Cannabis BTRC Classifications.

2018 Business Tax Renewals for L050 Medical Marijuana Firms

2018 annual renewals for L050 Medical Marijuana tax activities are not required as all 2018 cannabis tax liabilities will be collected under the new quarterly process.

If you erroneously made a payment for medical marijuana activities using the 2018 annual business tax renewal process your payment may be credited against any prior or upcoming quarterly cannabis tax liability.  The Office of Finance will contact firms that made payments based on the 2018 annual renewal to arrange for application of any excess payments.