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California Cannabis Premises

Metropolitan Local Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Premises, 2018 Local News, Information & Updates

California Cannabis Premises

Frequently Asked Questions

How many licensees may occupy a premise?

Only one may occupy a premise. However, there is an exception if the licensee holds both an M-License and A-License for the same commercial cannabis activity (ex. Distribution, sale, processing, etc.)

Does the landowner of the premise have to approve of the commercial cannabis activity?

Yes, the landowner of the premise must provide approval.

If a business has more than one premise, does each premise need to be licensed?

Yes, each premise is required to be licensed.

Does premises mean parcel of land or property lot?

No, it is not the same.

How close can the premise be from a school?

Unless otherwise allowed by local jurisdiction, the premise cannot be located less than 600 feet from a school. A school includes k-12th grade, day care, and youth centers.

Can alcohol and tobacco be sold on same premises as cannabis?


Does each premise require a license?

Yes, each premise requires a license.


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