California Cannabis Retailers

Licensing & Compliance for California Cannabis Retailers, 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
email: bcc@dca.ca.gov

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)

Requirements:

  • 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

Forms:


Resources:








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

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