Proposed Regulations for Medical Cannabis Cultivation Licensing
The proposed regulations for medical cannabis cultivation licensing have been released. The regulations are draft and not final. There is a 45-day public comment period that may have an influence on the proposed regulations. The entire draft proposals are available on the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s website. The regulations cover applications, cultivation, license fees and requirements, cultivation site requirements, records and reporting, inspections, investigations, audits, enforcement.
The proposed cannabis regulations outline a “track-and-trace” system with unique identifiers and reporting requirements.
A few of the sections from the proposed cannabis regulations are copied below to outline the initial costs of application and licensing. Its important to note that these costs do not include local licensing fees. The marijuana cultivation application fees for Sacramento were discussed in a previous blog post: Marijuana Cultivation Applications Starting on April 2017.
Comment Period and Hearing Schedule
Comments may be submitted in writing during the 45-day open-comment period, or verbally at one of four public hearings that are planned. The hearing schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 1pm-3pm
Delhi Center, Ballroom
505 East Central Avenue, Santa Ana, CA
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1pm-3pm
Visalia Convention Center, Sequoia Room
303 East Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1pm-3pm
Ukiah Convention Center, Cabernet Room
200 South School Street, Ukiah, CA
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 1pm-3pm
California Department of Food and Agriculture Auditorium
1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA
§ 8112. Grounds for Denial of a License. In addition to the reasons for denial in Section 19323 of Business and Professions Code, a license may be denied for the following reasons:
(a) The applicant’s premises does not fully comply with standards set forth in this Chapter;
(b) The applicant’s premises is substantially different from the diagram of the premises submitted by the applicant;
(c) The applicant denied the Department access to the premises;
(d) The applicant made a material misrepresentation on the application;
(e) The applicant did not submit a renewal application within in the timeframe specified in Section 8115 of this Chapter.
(e) The licensee has been denied a license, permit, or other authorization to engage in commercial cannabis activity by a state licensing authority or local agency; or
(f) The applicant or licensee has insufficient or outstanding fees owed to the Department.
§ 8100. Application Fees. The following nonrefundable application fees apply for the specified license type and are due at the time the application is submitted to the Department:
(a) Specialty Cottage Outdoor- $65
(b) Specialty Cottage Indoor- $100
(c) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light- $285
(d) Specialty Outdoor- $130
(e) Specialty Indoor- $1,070
(f) Specialty Mixed-Light- $555
(g) Small Outdoor- $265
(h) Small Indoor- $1,935
(i) Small Mixed-Light- $1,105
(j) Medium Outdoor- $765
(k) Medium Indoor – $4,260
(l) Medium Mixed-Light- $2,435
(m) Nursery- $60
(n) Processor $310
§ 8200. License Fees. An annual license fee shall be paid to the Department prior to issuance of a license or renewal license. The fee schedule is as follows:
(a) Specialty Cottage Outdoor- $595
(b) Specialty Cottage Indoor- $900
(c) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light- $2,560
(d) Specialty Outdoor- $1,185
(e) Specialty Indoor- $9,620
(f) Specialty Mixed-Light- $4,980
(g) Small Outdoor- $2,370
(h) Small Indoor- $17,430
(i) Small Mixed-Light- $9,960
(j) Medium Outdoor- $6,890
(k) Medium Indoor- $38,350
(l) Medium Mixed-Light- $21,915
(m) Nursery- $560
(n) Processor- $2,790
Sacramento Cannabis Lawyers
Please feel free to contact Sacramento’s cannabis lawyers if you would like assistance with the application process or have other business needs.
By: Trevor Carson Google+
*The information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice or opinion. The information is for guidance purposes only. Individual situations vary and you should contact an attorney for legal advice. Carson & Kyung, A Law Corporation includes attorneys who are well-versed in cannabis law matters and are located in Sacramento. The cannabis cultivation licensing is a work in progress and the proposed regulations may change after public comment.
Sacramento Marijuana Resources
Cultivation of Marijuana on the City of Sacramento’s website.