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California Cannabis Business Formation – Regulatory Compliance & Licensing to legally Cultivate, Manufacture, Distribute & Retail Cannabis products

Whether you need help with Standard Operating Procedures or online licensing, our office is ready to help you navigate the many obstacles you will need to over-come in order to successfully obtain and maintain you State Cannabis Business license.

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Good News: all three state cannabis licensing authorities have announced FINAL regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. Just click on the links provided below to download the final regulations.

The three state licensing entities establishing regulations for the cannabis industry are:

Bureau of Cannabis Control – housed within the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Bureau will license retailers, distributors, third-party testing laboratories and  microbusinesses. https://bcc.ca.gov/

Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch – housed within the California Department of Public Health, MCSB will license manufacturers of cannabis products. This includes nearly all non-flower products (edibles, oils, tinctures, etc.) https://www.cdph.ca.gov

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing – housed within the California Department of Food & Agriculture, CalCannabis will license cultivators and implement the state’s Track-and-Trace system to record movement of cannabis from seed to sale. https://www.cdfa.ca.gov

Our law firm serves the Cannabis Business Community in the formation of legal California Cannabis Businesses licensed to conduct Manufacturing, Cultivation, Distribution, and Retail operations. With more than 18 years of business legal experience, our office are ready to help you succeed:

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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.

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:

060418 CalCannabis Text of Proposed Emergency Regulations Readopt

Re-Adopted Regulations Highlights_ 2018 0606

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.

Copyright © 2018 Medicinal & Adult Use Business Formation. All rights reserved.

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Disclaimer
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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