Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the launch of Cannabizfile (www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/cannabizfile), a new online portal with useful information about cannabis-related business filings with the Secretary of State’s office. Entrepreneurs seeking to start a cannabis-related business in California will need to register their business entity with the Secretary of State.
“The first stop when starting any business in California, including a commercial cannabis business starting in 2018, is the Secretary of State’s office,” said Padilla. “Our new Cannabizfile portal makes the process for starting a cannabis business easier to navigate for entrepreneurs. The new site also includes information about registering a business, trademark, or service mark. Our new “Starting a Cannabis Business” brochure can provide a starting point for new entrepreneurs seeking to quickly get their business up and running.”
The Secretary of State is the filing agency for all business entity documents, including those relating to newly formed cannabis businesses. Those seeking to obtain a license for cannabis business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs) or limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are required to register with the