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Cannabis cultivation licenses are required in both unincorporated San Mateo County (SMC) and the state of California.

San Mateo County's Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Licensing

California Cultivation Licensing Department of Cannabis Control

Cannabis and Pesticides


Our department is currently accepting applications to grow hemp in San Mateo County. Application forms and requirements are found in the California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) website.

CDFA Industrial Hemp Program

FAQs About the Hemp Program

FBI Criminal History Report