To run a cannabis business, you’ll need to apply for a cannabis license from your state’s licensing authority. Each state has different requirements for applying for a cannabis license or renewing it in the US. For example, in California, the state with the highest number of cultivation licenses in the US, the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is responsible for issuing and renewing licenses. However, before you approach the DCC, you must have got approval from your city or town. This kind of licensing is known as dual licensing requirements.