About Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement Program (CCEP)
Beginning in October 2020, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health started permitting and conducting environmental health and sanitation inspections of commercial cannabis facilities (cultivation, distribution, manufacturer, and retail) for Cities that Have Contracts with Us to perform these services.
CCEP ensures that basic construction and equipment requirements are met at each facility prior to issuing a Public Health Permit. Program staff then conduct two annual inspections to ensure that cannabis facilities follow the State regulations and local ordinances. Businesses that follow the safety codes can help prevent injury and illness and help keep the community and employees safe.
The Cannabis Compliance and Enforcement Program:
- Reviews and approves plans for new commercial cannabis facilities.
- Conducts site evaluation for pre-existing cannabis facilities.
- Conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations at permitted cannabis facilities.
- Provides consultations to potential cannabis businesses.
The Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement Program provides inspections of cannabis facilities to only those cities that have a specific contractual agreement with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Cities that currently have agreements include:
|Contracted City||Inspection Start Date|
|Baldwin Park||November 2021|
|City of Los Angeles||September 2022|
|Culver City||October 2020|
|El Monte||February 2021|
Inspections for Cannabis Facilities
Once permitted, the Cannabis Compliance and Enforcement Program will conduct at least 2 inspections per fiscal year. Information about these services can be found in the following guidelines:
Emblem Program for Authorized Cannabis Stores
The Emblem Program for Authorized Cannabis Stores is administered by the County of Los Angeles in partnership with contracted cities. The Emblem Program is intended to protect consumers and communities by preventing harmful effects caused by unlicensed and unregulated cannabis stores. The Emblem Program requires cannabis stores to have all appropriate licenses, permits, or authorizations from the State of California and local governments. The Authorized Cannabis stores will display a unique emblem on the store premises and provide health-related information accessible to consumers.
Authorized cannabis retail facilities who have received all required state and local licenses and have a valid Public Health Permit will display an Emblem Placard at their storefront. The Emblem Placard will include a phone number where the public can call for more information about the site. Smart phone users can click on the QR Code to visit our website and view the latest inspection results or find health information.
You can find our Cannabis Facility Inspection Results in our Environmental Health Online Portal.
Summary of Downloadable Resources on this Page
- Permit Process of Opening a New Cannabis Facility
- Permit Process of Existing Cannabis Facilities in Contracted Cities
- Commercial Cannabis Facility Construction Requirements
- Site Evaluation Requirements
- Site Evaluation and Plan Check Applicaiton
- Cannabis Facilities Plan Check Fee Schedule
- Public Health Permit/License Application
- Public Health Permit/License - Supplemental Application for Cannabis Facility
- Cannabis Facility Public Health Permit Renewal Form
- Annual Public Health Permit Fee
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Cannabis Facility Inspection Guide
- Get the Facts about Cannabis
- Let's talk about Cannabis
- Obtaining a Public Health Permit for Commercial Cannabis Businesses Located in the City of Los Angeles
Report a Problem
Complaints may be reported to Cannabis Compliance & Enforcement Program in writing, Online, by phone, or in person. The Cannabis Compliance and Enforcement Program of Environmental Health will only investigate complaints at commercial cannabis facilities that have a Public Health Permit. All complaints of unpermitted commercial cannabis facilities will be referred to the appropriate city for their investigation and enforcement.
For plan submittal, please contact our office or email us for an appointment.