On January 1, 2019, California regulators will no longer be able to issue a temporary licenses. The California Department of Public Health informed temporary license seekers that, in order to obtain a license, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2018. The division stressed that, given the large number of applications, those submitted after December 1st may not be processed in time for the final cutoff. Manufacturers that currently hold a temporary license must also submit the annual application and fees by December 31, 2019. The division will use the applications to determine who qualifies for a provisional license in 2019.