California Cannabis Event Organizers

Licensing & Compliance for California Cannabis Event Organizers, 2018 Important Information & Updates


California Cannabis Event Organizers and Temporary Cannabis Events


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Temporary Cannabis Event?

A Temporary Cannabis Event is an event that lasts up to 4 days and allows the sale and consumption of cannabis goods on the site.

Does the organizer of the event have to first obtain a cannabis event organizer license?

Yes, the organizer of the event has to first obtain a cannabis event organizer license.

Do the sales of cannabis have to be done by a retailer or microbusiness retailer?

Yes, the sales of cannabis has to be done by a retailer or microbusiness retailer.

Is access to the temporary cannabis event restricted to persons at least 21 years old?

Yes, access to the temporary cannabis event is restricted to persons at least 21 years old.

Does the temporary cannabis event have to include security staff?

Yes, the temporary cannabis event has to include security staff.


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
email: bcc@dca.ca.gov

Scope of Licenses:

  • Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer)

Requirements:

  • Diagram of the physical layout of the event.
  • Written approval from the local jurisdiction authorizing the applicant to engage in onsite cannabis sales to, and onsite consumption by, persons 21 years of age or older at the event.
  • A list of all licensees that will be providing onsite sales of cannabis goods at the event.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Financial Information Form

Licensing Fees:

License:
  • $5,000: 1 -10 events annually
  • $10,000: greater than 10 events annually
Application:
  • $1,000 non-refundable: Temporary Cannabis Event License Application
  • $1,000 non-refundable: Cannabis Event Organizer License Application

Forms:


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