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OPEN A DISPENSARY IN CALIFORNIA

Dispensary/Cultivation Application Tools and Services:

1. Purchase our Dispensary Application Guide, a detailed summary and checklist of all the action items you will need to complete prior to application submission for a dispensary/cultivation license.

2. Browse and purchase our Marijuana Business Plan Templates (Cultivation Plan, Operations Plan, Security Plan etc.)

3. Let us guide you through the entire application process with our Custom Solutions Package. Contact Us for a complimentary consultation.

Medical Marijuana Program Overview:

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996 but fell short on providing consistently safe regulations for medical marijuana related businesses. On October 9, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 3 bills, AB 266, AB 243, and SB 643, that collectively establishes a statewide regulatory system for medical marijuana businesses which includes dispensing, transportation, cultivation, processing and testing. There will be 17 different business licenses available, including multiple types of cultivators (indoor and outdoor) as well as a new class – distributors – that will be responsible for transporting between other medical marijuana businesses. The amount of licenses allowed will be determined by the state agencies that regulates the program.

The Department of Consumer Affairs will house a new Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR) that will regulate the program along with other agencies such as the Department of Food and Agriculture (cultivators). In the meantime, here are some BMMR FAQs provided by the Department. The agencies have until January of 2017 to develop and adopt rules and regulations for the program. Current businesses shall continue operating under local rules until January of 2018, when all medical marijuana related businesses will have to comply with the new adopted state regulations for the program.

Type of License Classifications:

Type 1 = Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small.
Type 1A = Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small.
Type 1B = Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small.
Type 2 = Cultivation; Outdoor; Small.
Type 2A = Cultivation; Indoor; Small.
Type 2B = Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small.
Type 3 = Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium.
Type 3A = Cultivation; Indoor; Medium.
Type 3B = Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium.
Type 4 = Cultivation; Nursery.
Type 6 = Manufacturer 1.
Type 7 = Manufacturer 2.
Type 8 = Testing.
Type 10 = Dispensary; General.
Type 10A = Dispensary; No more than three retail sites.
Type 11 = Distribution.
Type 12 = Transporter.

A licensee may only hold a state license in up to two separate license categories. For more information we encourage you to review AB-266, for information regarding license categories reference Section 19328 of AB-266.

Recreational Marijuana Program Overview:

The passage of Proposition 64, on the November 2016 Ballot, would legalize marijuana for people 21 years of age and older. Adults aged 21+ will be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and grow up to 6 plants at home for personal use. The sale of marijuana will be legal and highly regulated to protect consumers and kids. This measure brings California’s marijuana market out into the open – much like the alcohol industry.  It will be tracked, controlled, regulated and taxed. Prop 64 includes strict anti-monopoly provisions and protects small farmers, so California’s marijuana industry isn’t overrun by mega-corporations.

Read Entire Text of Proposition 64 here.

The California Marijuana Business Application Process requires that you have specific essential plans when submitting your application. Learn more about the required and recommended business plans for California below.

 

REQUIRED CALIFORNIA BUSINESS PLANS FOR DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

RECOMMENDED CALIFORNIA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

  • -Marketing & Advertising Plan – CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
  • -Administration Plan – CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
  • -Product Labeling & Analysis Plan – CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
  • -Edible and Infusion Bakery Plan – CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
  • -Cleaning & Sanitation Plan – CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
  • -Transportation Plan – CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE

Custom solutions for select plans available, email Info@DispensaryPermits.com for more information.

Interested in opening a medical marijuana facility in California? Don’t wait, start now and let us guide you through the process. Contact Us for a complimentary consultation.

DEMOGRAPHICS – CALIFORNIA

DECRIMINALIZED

Medical Use

DATE PASSED

November 5, 1996

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Under California law, possession of an ounce or less of marijuana is a civil infraction similar to a speeding ticket. California was the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use and the state is working to legalize the substance for recreational use in 2016.

QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Anxiety, Arthritis, Cancer, Chemotherapy Side Effects, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, Migraine Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Radiation Therapy Side Effects.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Potential future opportunities

PATIENT BASE

750,000

NUMBER OF DISPENSARIES

Over 1,000

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