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California Cannabis Retailers

Metropolitan Local Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Retailers, 2019 Local News, Information & Updates


California Cannabis Retailers


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is a nonstorefront cannabis retailer (Type 9)?

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

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.

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

The cannabis goods must be delivered to a physical address.

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

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.

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

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

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.


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

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