Welcome to cannabizfile, the Secretary of State’s online portal for all information relevant to cannabis-related business and trademark filings with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State’s office is the first stop for those seeking to establish a cannabis-related business. The Secretary of State supports California businesses by registering business entities and processing millions of filings and records requests each year. The Secretary of State's office also maintains registration and updates of California state trademarks and service marks. To further the Secretary of State’s mission of making it easier to do business in California, it is our goal to make this site a valuable resource for cannabis-related business and trademark filings with the Secretary of State.
The Secretary of State is accepting organization documents for cannabis-related business entities. Please be aware that filing documents with the California Secretary of State alone does not provide a business with the necessary licenses to conduct commercial cannabis-related activities. For more information about licensing, visit the Department of Cannabis Control.
The information provided in the links below is meant to act as a guide for cannabis-related business entity and trademark filings with the Secretary of State and as a general tool to help you broadly assess other steps that may be required with other state and local agencies. Information relating to requirements with other local or state agencies is not exhaustive.