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Cheat sheet 2018 Marijuana Licenses California

CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA LICENSES-  2018 CHEAT SHEET

Cheat sheet 2018 Marijuana Licenses California

 

Dispensary, grower, manufacturer and cannabis business licenses.  How do I apply, who do I contact, what do I need?  

 

Not that we're in favor overregulation, which is the blight of the country; the net effect is to drive small businesses into the ground.  With that said, it appears that the California government has done a great job in communicating what the rules are and how to navigate them. So we give a big thumbs up to the Bureau of Cannabis Control in regards to execution and communication... so far at least

Three Licensing Authorities oversee the licensing of cultivators of medicinal and adult-use - recreational cannabis in California.
 

 

BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL
Licenses testing labs, distributors, transport, dispensaries, and micro businesses.  

800-952-5210 [email protected]
 

CALCANNABIS CULTIVATION LICENSING
Licensed cannabis cultivators and establishes a track-and-trace system.

1-833-CALGROW - 225-4769  [email protected]

 

MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH
Licenses manufacturers of cannabis based products, edibles, concentrates, hash.

916-440-7861 [email protected]


 


 

 


 

LICENSE TYPES
 

Retailer license:  

*Marketing of cannabis goods to customers at its premises or by delivery.  A retailer must have a licensed physical location - premises where commercial cannabis activities are conducted. Retailer - without storefront : Sells and delivers cannabis goods to customers. A retailer - non store front must have a licensed premises, but it is not open to the public.
 

Distributor license:

*Is responsible for transporting cannabis goods, arranging for testing of cannabis goods, and for conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods to ensure that they comply with all packaging and labeling requirements.
 

Distributor transport license:

*Allows a licensee to transport cannabis goods between licensed cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors. A licensee may not transport cannabis goods to a licensed retailer and may not engage in any other distributor activities.
 

Testing laboratory license:

*A laboratory, facility, or entity in the state that offers or performs tests of cannabis goods. Testing laboratories must obtain and maintain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. Testing laboratories may be issued a provisional license allowing them to operate while they obtain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, provided they meet all other licensure requirements.
 

Micro Business license:

*Allows a licensee to engage in growing - on an area less than 10,000 square feet , manufacturing - Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6 , distribution, and retail sale, or any combination of the four activities. Licensees will be required to comply with all rules and regulations, which will include, where applicable, regulations adopted by the California.

 

Macro Business license:

*Allows a licensee to engage in growing - on an area more than 10,000 square feet , manufacturing - Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6 , distribution, and retail sale, or any combination of the four activities. Licensees will be required to comply with all rules and regulations, which will include, where applicable, regulations adopted by the California.
 

 

 



 

BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL - ANTICIPATED ANNUAL - NON TEMPORARY  - LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Business Information

  • Name, DBA, and all fictitious business names operating under

  • Contact information - phone number, mailing address, email address
    designated primary contact person, designated agent for service of process

  • Business organizational structure and formation documents

  • Financial information - bank accounts, loans, investments, gifts

  • Seller’s permit number

  • Labor peace agreement - for applicants with 20 or more employees

  • Operating procedures for transportation, inventory, non laboratory quality control,
    and security - micro businesses also need operating procedures for growing
    and manufacturing in compliance with regulations governing those activities
    and testing laboratories also need sampling standards, chain of custody protocol, testing methods, and laboratory quality assurance and quality control

  • ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation - applies to testing laboratories  

  • Individual Owner Information

  • Identifying information - name, title, date, and place of birth; Social Security number
    or individual taxpayer identification number; mailing address; phone number; email address; current employer

  • Percentage of ownership Government-issued identification

  • Fingerprints Criminal history and evidence of rehabilitation where applicable

  • Premises Information Physical address Verification that the premises is not
    located within a 600-foot radius of a school - grades K–12, day care
    youth center

  • Premises diagram

  • Evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises
     

 

 


 

CALCANNABIS APPLICATION CHECKLIST - Cannabis Cultivation License

 

  • Although not required, a permit from your city or county (or other jurisdiction) will streamline the application process

  • Right to occupy property: Your lease agreement, property title, or deed

  • Business formation documents filed by the California Secretary of State’s office

  • California State Water Resources Control Board permits and verification of your water source, including: well logs,

  • Notice of Applicability, or a Waste Discharge

  • Requirement (WDR) waiver

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 1602 permit or a waiver

  • California Department of Toxic Substance’s hazardous materials record search via their\

  • EnviroStor data management system

  • California Department of Fee and Tax Administration’s seller’s permit

  • Labor peace agreement if you’ll have more than 20 employees

  • Surety bond valued at $5,000

  • California Department of Justice fingerprinting via its Live Scan service

 

 



 

BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ANTICIPATED LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Bond and Insurance Information

  • Bond in the amount of $5,000 payable to the state of California - applies to all
    licensees

  • Commercial general liability insurance in the aggregate no less than $2 million and no less than $1 million for each loss - applies to distributors and micro businesses that engage in distribution

 

 


 

THE ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW

 

Assembly Bill 266

Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act for the licensure and regulation of medical cannabis and establishes within the Department of Consumer Affairs the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, under the supervision and control of the Director of Consumer Affairs.

Requires the Board of Equalization, in consultation with the Department of Food and Agriculture, to adopt a system for reporting the movement of commercial cannabis and cannabis products.

Imposes certain fines and civil penalties for specified violations of the act, and would require moneys collected as a result of these fines and civil penalties to be deposited into the Medical.

Cannabis Fines and Penalties Account. Provides that actions of licensees with the relevant local permits, in accordance with the act and applicable local ordinances, are not offenses subject to arrest, prosecution, or other sanction under State law.

Makes legislative findings to align with existing constitutional provisions that require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest.

 

 


 

Assembly Bill 243

Appropriates money to implement the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.

Requires the Department of Food and Agriculture, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the State Department of Public Health, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the State Water

Resources Control Board to promulgate regulations or standards relating to medical cannabis and its growing, as specified.

Requires various State agencies to take specified actions to mitigate the impact that cannabis growing has on the environment, and requires cities, counties, and their local law enforcement agencies to coordinate with State agencies to enforce laws addressing the environmental impacts of medical cannabis growing.

Requires a state licensing authority to charge each licensee under the Act licensure and renewal fees, as applicable, and deposit them into an account specific to that licensing authority in the Medical Cannabis and Safety Act Fund, which this bill creates. The bill also imposes certain fines and civil penalties for specified violations of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, and requires resulting moneys be deposited into the Medical Cannabis Fines and Penalties Account, also established by this bill within the fund.

 

 


 

Senate Bill 643

Sets forth standards for doctors and surgeons prescribing medical cannabis and requires the Medical Board of California to prioritize its investigative and prosecutorial resources to identify those who have repeatedly recommended excessive cannabis to patients for medical purposes or done so repeatedly without a good faith examination.

Requires applicants to furnish a full set of fingerprints in order to conduct criminal history record checks.

Requires, through the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, that the Department of Food and Agriculture administer the provisions of the act related to and associated with the growing and transportation of medical cannabis. The Department of Food and Agriculture, in consultation with the Bureau, shall establish a track and trace program for reporting the movement of medical cannabis items throughout the distribution chain that utilizes a unique identifier. It also establishes State cultivator license types.

Requires the California Department of Public Health to oversee manufacturing and testing of medical cannabis.

Requires the Governor to appoint a chief, subject to Senate confirmation, of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, and requires the Department of Consumer Affairs to have the sole authority to create, issue, renew, discipline, suspend, or revoke licenses for the transportation and storage - unrelated to manufacturing  of medical cannabis, and would authorize the department to collect fees for its regulatory activities and impose related specified duties.

Authorizes counties to impose a tax on specified cannabis-related activity.  


 

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