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All materials that are in support of a potential applicant for a Medical Marijuana Producer or Dispensary Facility License must comply with all requirements set forth in the Request for Applications. The Department has established an application process that is transparent, unbiased, and follows a set process. Supportive material may only be submitted with the application. Applications and supporting material must be hand-delivered in accordance with the instructions in the Request for Applications, together with a $25,000 application fee. Any material received outside the application process will not be considered part of the application. Failure to abide by the RFA process could result in disqualification of an applicant.
Medical Marijuana Producer License.
All agricultural operations in California are required to get permits and follow rules set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Water Boards. These rules help protect water quality and conserve water resources.
CDFW and Water Board rules prevent:
There are different licenses if you:
Use of pesticides.
Pesticide use is enforced by DPR and county agricultural commissioners. Contact your county agricultural commissioner if you have questions about pesticides.
You can use pesticides on cannabis plants if they meet guidelines set by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). DPR has resources about:
Appellations are used for other products, too. For example, the wine industry uses appellations to tell consumers which region the grapes were grown and wine was made.
Cultivators grow all of the cannabis plants that are harvested, sold as flower, and made into products. Their operations look like other agricultural operations in California. Cannabis cultivation is a multi-step process that includes:
The cannabis appellations program will:
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is developing an appellations program for cannabis. Appellations are special names reserved for cannabis:
If you want to grow cannabis and sell it in California, you will need a cultivation license. The type of cultivation license you need depends on:
Cannabis cultivators must have:
CDFW has profiles of cannabis cultivators who use best practices and tips for managing your cultivation site in a wildlife-friendly way.
Cannabis cultivators have a responsibility to protect the environment and be responsible stewards of the land. That’s why it’s important to understand how your operations may impact the environment.
CDFA is working on regulations for the cannabis appellations program. Once they are adopted, CDFA will begin accepting applications to create an Appellation of Origin.
Mixed-light licenses have two tiers based on the amount of artificial light used:
There are two cannabis event license types:
Type 11 distributors can:
Type N: infusion of products.
Type N manufacturers can:
You must have a valid DCC license before performing any commercial cannabis activity, including:
A non-storefront retailer sells cannabis goods to customers only through delivery.
The Type 8 license is for laboratories that test cannabis goods prior to sale at a retailer.
Type 6 manufacturers can:
Type S manufacturers operate in shared-use facilities and can:
Mechanical extraction uses pressure, heat or cold to extract cannabinoids instead of using chemicals. Examples include:
Manufacturing license types are based on:
Infusion mixes cannabis extract or plant material with other ingredients to make a cannabis product.
When you know what license type you need, DCC has resources to help you learn:
Testing laboratory licenses.
The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) issues licenses based on the type of cannabis activity that your business will perform. If you will do more than one activity, you may need more than one license.
Indoor licenses are for cultivators who grow cannabis in a permanent structure using at least 25 watts of artificial light per square foot.
The cultivation license types are:
Volatile solvents are chemicals that produce a flammable gas or vapor. Examples include:
Type 13 distributors can move cannabis and cannabis products between cultivation, manufacturing or distribution premises. Reduced fees are available if you only want to transport the goods you cultivate or manufacture.