With the Golden State poised to become the largest cannabis market in the world, California cannabis licenses are going to be a hot commodity and the rush to obtain them is already underway.
On Dec. 8, 2017, the Bureau of Cannabis Control launched the online licensing system for California cannabis licenses, with the system now accepting temporary and annual license applications for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories and cannabis events.
“Today’s launch of our online licensing system is the culmination of many months of hard work by our dedicated team,” said Lori Ajax, Bureau Chief, in a press release. “Now that applications are coming in, we can officially move one step closer to issuing California’s first state licenses for commercial cannabis activity.”
While the BCC is accepting applications for five types of California cannabis licenses, the California Department of Public Health is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis manufacturing licenses.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is taking charge of the licensing process for commercial cannabis cultivation, but those applications are not yet available. According to the BCC, the licensing system for commercial cannabis cultivation applications should be ready in late December.
The CDFA has been offering training workshops for prospective cannabis cultivation applicants so they’ll be prepared to successfully complete their applications as soon as the application window opens.