California Cannabis California Cannabis Business License Compliance Non Storefront Retailer Adult Use Recreational A Type 9

California Cannabis Business License Compliance Non Storefront Retailer Adult Use Recreational A Type 9, 2019 Important Information & Updates

California Cannabis Retailers

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) required to have a licensed physical location?

Yes, a retailer is required to have a licensed physical location for commercial cannabis activities.

What is a nonstorefront cannabis retailer (Type 9)?

A nonstorefront cannabis retailer sells and delivers cannabis goods to customers without a storefront.

Does a nonstorefront cannabis retailer (Type 9) need a licensed premises?

Yes, a nonstorefont cannabis retailer must have a licensed premises. However, the premise cannot be open to the public.

Can a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) licensee with both an A-license and an M-license share the same premises?

Yes, a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) licensee with both an A-license and an M-license can share the same premises.

When can a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) sell and deliver?

Retailer (Type 10 & 9) can only sell and deliver between 6am and 10pm PST

What are the Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) packaging requirements prior to cannabis goods leaving premises?

Cannabis goods are required to be placed in an opaque exit package.

Who can make deliveries of Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) cannabis goods?

Only employees of the retailer (Type 10 & 9) can make deliveries.

Where can the Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) cannabis goods be delivered?

The cannabis goods must be delivered to a physical address.

How much value of Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) cannabis goods can be contained in the delivery vehicle?

A maximum of $3,000 value of cannabis goods can contained in the delivery vehicle.

Does the Retailer need to be able to locate all delivery vehicles?

Yes, the Retailer (Type 10 & 9) must be able to immediately locate all delivery vehicles.

State Authority & Contact:

Bureau of Cannabis Control (CA Department of Consumer Affairs)
PO Box 419016, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9106
Phone: 1-833-768-5880

Scope of Licenses:

  • A-Type 9 (Adult-Use Recreational Non-Storefront Retailer)
  • A-Type 10 (Adult-Use Recreational Retailer)
  • M-Type 9 (Medicinal Non-Storefront Retailer)
  • M-Type 10 (Medicinal Retailer)


  • Evidence of legal right to occupy and use the proposed premises location.
  • Premises Diagram Form
  • Business formation documents,including all documents filed with the CA Secretary of State (SOS). Foreign corporations must include a copy of the Certificate of Qualification from the SOS.
  • Evidence of premises compliance with local jurisdiction, if applicable.
  • Labor peace agreement or notarized statement indicating that you will enter into and abide by the terms of a labor peace agreement, if applicable.
  • Limited waiver sovereign immunity, if applicable.
  • Evidence of exemption from, or compliance with, the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Financial Information Form
  • Proof of surety bond in the amount of $5,000, payable to the State of California.
  • Transportation procedures
  • Inventory procedures
  • Non-Laboratory
  • Quality Control procedures
  • Security procedures
  • Evidence of compliance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and its implementing laws before September 1, 2016, if applicable.

Licensing Fees:

  • $4,000: Revenue Up to $500,000
  • $12,000: Revenue between $.5 million to $1.5 million
  • $36,000: Revenue between $1.5 million to $4.5 million
  • $72,000: Revenue greater than $4.5 million



California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

Download PNG file or Download JPG file

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Butane/Hexane/Propane persons 21 years of age or older designated structure Vehicle Requirements infusion cannabis training Distributor transport Identifying information Financial Interest some nutritional facts identity of the product chain of custody public health and safety cannabis market A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) no added caffeine licensed cannabis distributors supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS minimum standards for extraction processes hang tag or a peel-back label Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) volatile solvent 2019 regulations A-license and an M-license distributors Cannabinoids Testing conditional license Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) contaminant free Temporary event up to 4 days exception for testing laboratories property for the commercial cannabis activity operating procedures commercial kitchens Physical address 2019 issues product guidelines exit packaging THC levels manned motor vehicle diagram of the business’s layout Retailer (Type 10) informational panel sampling standards quality control conducting quality assurance review Application Checklist Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed cannabis manufacturers track and trace system The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) remove THC/CBD LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS amount of THC content transportation local jurisdiction’s requirements Edibles– Products required limits procedures for inventory control secondary packaging ingredient list licensing cannabis distributors nonlaboratory quality control licensed cannabis cultivators equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Labor peace agreement valid waiver sales of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance manufacture cannabis products CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing motor carrier permit waste management laws CDPH-issued universal symbol microbusinesses health impacts of cannabis cannabis industries California Public Records Act medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Premises Diagram Operating Procedures Cannabis Manufacturing final form Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division topicals MCSB’s temporary license application Cultivation less than 10,000 Form # CDPH-9041 secured area CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) manufacturing practices Premises diagram security and cannabis waste disposal local jurisdiction authorization alcoholic beverages periods of 90 days extensions Premises Information investment into a commercial cannabis business commercial cannabis products manufacturers who package for other producers temporary license comply with all packaging and labeling requirements loop system Completed Temporary License Application Form 2019 updates capsules consumption of alcohol or tobacco Proposed Section 40133 Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) recordkeeping Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) transportation and security A-licensees Local Issuing Authority highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 600 foot radius of a school scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Temporary License Application Information Foreign Material Testing testing lab allergen information security Business Information Arranging for laboratory testing 120 days dried flower opaque exit package Local Authorization local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations written procedures for inventory control waste disposal list of artificial food colorings Category II Residual Pesticides Testing transporting cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Water/Food-grade Dry Ice cannabis cultivation licensing testing laboratories amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Live Scans for each owner separate applications shipping manifest manufacturing cannabis products Fingerprints 100 mg of THC per package packaging and labeling requirements California Department of Public Health cannabis event organizer license Extractions using CO2 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving payable to the state of California disposal labeling 600-foot radius of a school supply chain CO2 and ethanol extractions certified by a California-licensed engineer Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) three cannabis licensing authorities inhalable cannabis emergency regulations member manager cannabis plants ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles shared-use manufacturing facilities secondary package 2019 resolutions Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises labels not be attractive cannabis adult-use products Mycotoxins Testing evidence of rehabilitation sugar unique ID/batch number highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Individual Owner licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers entry into the legal, regulated market licensed physical location (premises) Proposition 65 cannabis sales and/or consumption medicinal commercial cannabis activity structure and formation documents extraction at least 99% purity primary panel requirements access to the area(s) Terpenoids Testing Track and Trace supplemental label manufacturing activities MCSB Local Authorization Attachment no infusion of alcohol good manufacturing practices commercial cannabis manufacturers Mechanical edible products testing of cannabis goods Manufacturing (non-volatile) ownership premises is not within a Government A-license online licensing system M-licensees stickers hydrocarbon-based solvents inventory and quality control packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls disclosure of all criminal convictions Ethanol retailers Temporary License Application extracts commercial cannabis manufacturing tinctures medicinal and adult-use or both markets Criminal History product formulation Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control transport cannabis goods to retailer CDPH-9041 2019 fines state cannabis licensing regulatory framework child-resistant outer package Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 annual license application medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Type S share facility space manufacturer's name Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2019 new laws small product packaging 2019 revisions BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL California Department of Public Health (CDPH) product as a candy prohibited immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2019 recent news at least 20% ownership interest Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products local jurisdiction adult-use commercial cannabis activity Bond in the amount of $5,000 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control destruction of cannabis goods onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Owner period of 120 days mandated warning statements regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis finished product tamper-evident Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Retailer (nonstorefront) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Bond and Insurance Information persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business The California Department of Public Health's the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) contaminants no infusion of nicotine packaging and labeling shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit vape cartridges Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates disposal and destruction methods three state cannabis-licensing authorities amount of sodium requiring refrigeration Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Temporary Cannabis Event activity for a period of 120 days licensed premises manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Distributor Transport Only must enter certain events Licensees protocol health claims medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together basic nutritional information Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH inventory meat and seafood, and other products convicted of a substantially related crime edibles packaging opaque 2019 important information Heavy Metals Testing cannabis waste license review process re-sealable sanitary and hazard-free environment Seller’s permit number managing member limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2019 compliance medicinal and adult-use markets 2019 laws surety bond cannabis cartoons operating premises manufacturing definition of owner 2019 problems commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2019 proposed changes Local Jurisdictions sanitary workplaces CDTFA seller’s permit aggregate interest of 20% or more loan provided to a commercial cannabis business The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods testing methods regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California government warning statement label shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Percentage of ownership Transition Period Moisture Content Testing Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Microbusiness Personnel Requirements child-resistant packaging cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale packaging public Licensee Lookup Tool storage of cannabis goods compliance with regulations Business Organizational Financial information commercial cannabis activity Transport vehicles alarm system carbohydrates and fat per serving tobacco products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands an officer or director of a cannabis business Licensee Information Licensee Lookup Tool licensing cannabis retailers premises diagram licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories onsite consumption of cannabis goods Food-grade Butter/Oil potentially-hazardous foods Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 pre-made or purchased licensing cannabis microbusinesses M-license cultivation licensing scheme concentrate paper inserted into the packaging financial interest holder transportation of cannabis goods Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods and more.

In addition, Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Actual yield Topical cannabis product Type 10 (Retailer) Kief Ingredient Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) UID Mature plant Batch Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Indoor cannabis concentrates Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) infused pre-rolls Harvest Batch Specialty Cottage Outdoor Infusion Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Primary panel adulteration Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Environmental pathogen Package M-license Nursery Allergen cross-contact Nonmanufactured cannabis product Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality control personnel Universal symbol Unique identifier Dried flower cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Product Identity Specialty Cottage Indoor Canopy Cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Pest Cultivation Net weight Informational panel Type 12 (Microbusiness) Applicant Department Serving alternate use of a manufacturing premises Flowering Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Microorganisms Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods THC Request for Live Scan Monitor Processing aid Licensee Outdoor cultivation Personnel Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) CBD from industrial hemp Edible cannabis product Quarantine Manufacture Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Indoor Component Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Bureau Distribution Finished product Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Wet weight Mixed-light Tier 1 Small Indoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification infused butters and oils as concentrates Holding Extraction Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pathogen Watts per square foot Nonvolatile solvent Qualified individual In-process material Premises package flower or pre-rolls Track-and-trace systems Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Quality control operation Validation track and trace system Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Specialty Outdoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing Type N – for infusions THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Mixed-light cultivation Adequate Processor Volatile solvent MCSB 90-day extension periods Limited-access area Allergen Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Preventive controls Commercial cannabis activity Type 11 (Distributor) Immature plant Quality CBD Indoor cultivation Adulterated Adult-use Market products similar to traditional food products prohibited gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Lot Cultivation site Track and trace system Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Raw material Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Medium Outdoor Small Outdoor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock DPH-17-010E Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Manufacturer licensee Labeling Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Sanitize Type P – for packaging and labeling only Pre-roll Process Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Hazard Theoretical yield Proposition 65 warning statement Contact surface list of cannabis manufacturers and more.

Disclaimer: Informational and educational purposes. Self-help services (not legal advice). Site is not affiliated with any state agency. Note that site might not contain the most updated information. Your receipt of any information from this site does not create a relationship. Prior results do not guarantee or suggest a similar result in other matters. No promise is made with regard to services or content's reliability, availabilty, or ability to meet any needs. Information and services provided "AS IS."

All Rights Reserved