Hunter Wilson

May 1, 2018 4 min read
May 1, 2018
4 min read

California State Fees

In this informative listicle, Central Coast Cannabis enumerates the different fees you may experience when establishing a cannabusiness in California. If you want to learn how to register your business in California, check out the article on it.


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Application Fee for Cultivation

Type Size Delineation Application Fee (USD)
Outdoors Cultivation Specialty Cottage $135
Outdoors Cultivation Specialty $270
Outdoors Cultivation Small $535
Outdoors Cultivation Medium $1,555
Indoors Cultivation Specialty Cottage $205
Indoors Cultivation Specialty $2,170
Indoors Cultivation Small $3,935
Indoors Cultivation Medium $8,655
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Specialty Cottage $340
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Specialty $655
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Small $1,310
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Medium $2,885
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Specialty Cottage $580
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Specialty $1,125
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Small $2,250
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Medium $4,945
Nursery   $520
Processor   $1,040


Annual License Fee: Cultivation

Type Size Delineation Annual License Fee (USD)
Outdoors Cultivation Specialty Cottage $1,205
Outdoors Cultivation Specialty $2,410
Outdoors Cultivation Small $4,820
Outdoors Cultivation Medium $13,990
Indoors Cultivation Specialty Cottage $1,830
Indoors Cultivation Specialty $19,540
Indoors Cultivation Small $35,410
Indoors Cultivation Medium $77,905
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Specialty Cottage $3,035
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Specialty $5,900
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Small $11,800
Mixed Lights Tier 1 – Medium $25,970
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Specialty Cottage $5,200
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Specialty $10,120
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Small $20,235
Mixed Lights Tier 2 – Medium $44,517
Nursery   $4,685
Processor   $9,370


Business License Application Fee

  1. $1000


Annual License Fee: Non-Cultivation

Tier Annual Revenue (USD) Fee (USD)
1
Up to $100,000 $2,000
2
$100,001 – $500,000 $7,500
3
$500,001 – $1,500,000 $15,000
4
$1,500,001 – $3,000,000 $25,000
5
$3,000,001 – $5,000,000 $35,000
6
$5,000,001 – $10,000,000 $50,000
7
$10,000,001 and above $75,000

Local government fees vary by city and county. Please reach out to Central Coast Cannabis for a more detailed project proposal that accounts for local fees.



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    About the Author

    Brett Furst has over 10 years of experience covering all aspects of the industry, including cultivation, manufacturing, consumables, retail, and more. He has also worked as a teacher for 5 years allowing him to educate prospective clients in a way that helps them retain the information.