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Cannabis and Insurance Initiative

At the California Department of Insurance, our mission is "Insurance Protection for All Californians" - that includes cannabis businesses. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones' goal is to make sure that insurance products are available, especially to businesses that will need insurance to secure a license from the California cannabis licensing agencies.  We want to learn more from you about what the California Department of Insurance (CDI) can do to be helpful to both the insurance industry and the cannabis industry to provide insurance-related guidance or resources. To sign up for CDI cannabis insurance updates please opt-in for more information by selecting the first link below.

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Questions? Contact Camille Dixon at

Upcoming EventsNew May 2013

Cannabis Insurance Information Sheet - January 2018New May 2013

*Cannabis Insurance List - Updated 5/24/18New May 2013

Press Release - First Commercial Insurer to File Cannabis Business
Insurance is Approved by Insurance Commissioner

Press Release - Cannabis Insurance Public Hearing on 10/19/17

Agenda - Cannabis Insurance Public Hearing on 10/19/17

Notice of Public Hearing on 10/19/17

*Please note: The California Department of Insurance does not recommend or endorse any of the agents/brokers listed on the Cannabis Insurance List. Find out if your agent/broker is licensed. Ask your agent/broker if your business would be covered in the event of a cannabis-related loss. Be aware of policies that have cannabis or public policy exclusions in them. To write surplus line business in California, insurers must either be on the LASLI (List of Approved Surplus Line Insurers) or must meet the eligibility requirements of California Insurance Code Section 1765.1. To be added or removed from the Cannabis Insurance List, please email

California Department of Insurance Response to Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Insurance Provisions

Cannabis Insurance Stakeholder Call - May 2017

Cannabis public hearing video below - 10/19/2017 (CDI hearing begins at 1:23:54) New May 2013

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