What Types of Manufacturing Licenses are Available?

What Types of Manufacturing Licenses are Available?

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is one of three state cannabis-licensing authorities. CDPH, through its Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) is responsible for licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers. Any person or entity wishing to manufacture cannabis products must be licensed with MCSB.

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

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Temporary License Application: Cannabis Manufacturing

A temporary license is a conditional license that allows a business to engage in commercial cannabis activity. Once issued, this license will be valid for 120 days and may be extended for additional periods of 90 days, at MCSB’s discretion, if the business has submitted a complete annual license application.

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Manufacturing licenses may be issued for either the adult-use market or the medicinal-use market.

The following license types are available from the Department:

(1) “Type 7,” for extractions using volatile solvents as defined by Section 40100. A Type 7 licensee may also:

(A) Conduct extractions using nonvolatile solvents or mechanical methods on the licensed premises provided that the extraction process is noted on the application form and the relevant information is provided to the Department pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 40128.

(B) Conduct infusion operations on the licensed premises, provided that the infusion method is noted on the application form and that the relevant information is provided to the Department pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 40128.

(C) Conduct packaging and labeling of cannabis products on the licensed premises.

(2) “Type 6,” for extractions using mechanical methods or nonvolatile solvents as defined by Section 40100. A Type 6 licensee may also conduct infusion operations and packaging and labeling of cannabis products on the licensed premises provided that the infusion method is noted on the application form and that the relevant information pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 40128 is provided to the Department.

(3) “Type N,” for manufacturers that produce edible products or topical products using infusion processes, or other types of cannabis products other than extracts or concentrates, but that do not conduct extractions. A Type N licensee may also package and label cannabis products on the licensed premises.

(4) “Type P,” for manufacturers that only package or repackage cannabis products or label or relabel the cannabis product container. Manufacturers that engage in packaging or labeling of cannabis products as part of the manufacturing operation do not need to hold a separate Type P license.

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What Types of Cultivation Licenses are Available?

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.

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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.

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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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Please be aware that possessing, using, distributing and selling marijuana are all federal crimes and that this blog is not intended to give you any legal advice, merely legal issues to consider and inquire about when conducting business with a federally illegal substance. Please also note that even though marijuana is illegal under federal law, you will need to pay federal taxes as though you are a legal entity. This is true even if you are a state law not-for-profit entity.

IRS Circular 230 Notice: We do not provide tax advice. However, to insure compliance with certain U.S. Federal Tax Regulations, we are required to inform you of the following: To the extent this message or any attachments concern tax matters, they are not intended or written to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that might be imposed on the tax payer. Further, please be advised that to the extent this message or any attachments concern tax matters, they are not intended or written to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of promoting, marketing or recommending to any party any matters addressed herein.

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