How to file a Complaint against a California Cannabis Business
California’s three licensing authorities each provide the option to file a complaint against any licensed/unlicensed commercial cannabis activity throughout the state. For tips on illegal cannabis cultivation operations or related complains, call the CalCannabis toll-free hotline: 1-833-WEED-TIP. In addition to reporting such activity to the state, it’s recommended to file a report with your local authorities as well.
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing – File a Complaint: Call 1-833-WEED-TIP
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