The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is a unit within the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office. The OCM’s role is to coordinate the implementation of the County’s cannabis policies and regulations. The OCM serves as a countywide coordinating body, working closely with the Board of Supervisors and County departments to implement the County’s cannabis policies and priorities. As directed by the Board of Supervisors and along with affected departments, the OCM will:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of ordinances and policies regarding commercial cannabis activities;
  • Engage industry and community groups to ensure the County’s cannabis regulations are working;
  • Dialogue with cities and other counties to share ideas and best practices, and to work toward a general uniformity of approach to cannabis regulation;
  • Assist County public health and law enforcement officials to track and address developments related to cannabis; and
  • Work with the County’s Office of Legislation and Intergovernmental Affairs to advocate for legislation at the state and federal levels that advances the County’s cannabis policies and priorities.

Joe Nicchitta is the Countywide Coordinator for the OCM, with reporting responsibilities to the County Chief Executive Officer. Joe previously worked at the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office as counsel to the County’s Regional Planning Commission, Regional Planning Department, Arts Commission, Natural History Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Please refer to the FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions about cannabis. You may also submit questions to the Office of Cannabis Management via email: Cannabis@lacounty.gov.

OCM staff will respond directly to constituent inquiries, usually within 48 business hours, or will refer an inquiry to appropriate County staff for response.