What Types of Cultivation Licenses are Available?

Medicinal adult use cannabis business attorney, orange county, riverside, county, san bernardino, San DiegoWhat Types of Cultivation Licenses are Available?

Cannabis Cultivation

That depends on what type(s) of licenses(s) you wish to operate.

For Cultivation related cannabis activities, the California Department of Food & Agriculture is responsible for the application, licensing and regulating for the following license types.

Click on this link cdfa_fact_sheet-Cultivation. for a summary of the current CDFA Cannabis Cultivation Regulations at a Glance.

The regulations and their summaries can be viewed by clicking the following links:

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Note: an additional license type (Processor License) that was not included in the original statute has been added for processors, permitting them to trim, dry, cure, grade, and package cannabis. Processors may not grow cannabis under their license. Cultivation Licenses

Cultivation License types include:

(a) Specialty Cottage:

(1) “Specialty Cottage Outdoor” is an outdoor cultivation site with up to 25 mature plants.

(2) “Specialty Cottage Indoor” is an indoor cultivation site with 500 square feet or less of total canopy.

(3) “Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 and 2” is a mixed-light cultivation site with 2,500 square feet or less of total canopy.

(b) Specialty:

(1) “Specialty Outdoor” is an outdoor cultivation site with less than or equal to 5,000 square feet of total canopy, or up to 50 mature plants on noncontiguous plots.

(2) “Specialty Indoor” is an indoor cultivation site between 501 and 5,000 square feet of total canopy.

(3) “Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 and 2” is a mixed-light cultivation site between 2,501 and 5,000 square feet of total canopy.

(c) Small:

(1) “Small Outdoor” is an outdoor cultivation site between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet of total canopy.

(2) “Small Indoor” is an indoor cultivation site between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet of total canopy.

(3) “Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 and 2” is a mixed-light cultivation site between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet of total canopy.

(d) Medium:

(1) “Medium Outdoor” is an outdoor cultivation site between 10,001 square feet and one acre of total canopy.

(2) “Medium Indoor” is an indoor cultivation site between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet of total canopy.

(3) “Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 and 2” is a mixed-light cultivation site between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet of total canopy.

(e) “Nursery” is a cultivation site that conducts the cultivation of cannabis solely as a nursery.

(f) “Processor” is a cultivation site that conducts only trimming, drying, curing, grading, packaging, or labeling of cannabis and nonmanufactured cannabis products. Cultivation Licenses

How Long is the License Valid for?

Cultivation licenses shall be valid for twelve (12) months from the date of issuance.

Every business entity shall obtain a separate license for each premises where it engages in commercial cannabis cultivation.

Cultivation licenses are not transferrable or assignable to any other person, entity, or property.

Licensees are prohibited from transferring any commercially cultivated cannabis or nonmanufactured cannabis products from their licensed premises. All transfer of cannabis and nonmanufactured cannabis product from a licensed cultivation site must be conducted by a distributor licensed by the bureau.

The license shall be prominently displayed on the licensed premises where it can be viewed by state or local agencies.

A licensee may hold both an A and an M license on the same premises, provided the inventory for each license type is kept separate and distinct.

A licensee shall not sublet any portion of the licensed premises.

How do I Renew the License?

An application for renewal of a cultivation license shall be submitted to the department at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration date of the current license. No renewal application shall be accepted by the department more than sixty (60) calendar days prior to the expiration date of the current license.

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