California Cannabis Business
A cannabis business must be in compliance with all State and local laws. Extensive regulations are now in place by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), CalCannabis Cultivation and the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch – among many other State agencies. An introduction to California cannabis regulations may be found on the California Cannabis Portal.
Wicker Law Group provides guidance through these extensive State regulations.
Obtaining A Permit From A Local Government Is The First Step
In order to obtain a license from the State for a cannabis business, you must first obtain a permit from the city or county where the business is located. This is often referred to as a local permit, a business license or a conditional use permit (CUP). There are over 500 local governments throughout the State. There is no requirement that a local government must issue any permit for a cannabis business. Each local government may choose to have its own unique set of cannabis regulations. This varies from open acceptance for all types of cannabis businesses to complete prohibition. Many cities and counties in California are still in the process of determining whether they will offer such permits. In other words, there is a scarcity of available permits at the local level. Political engagement is an important component of the cannabis business.
Wicker Law Group closely monitors cities and counties throughout the State to find emerging opportunities for local permits. We have a team of real estate agents, permit application specialists, cannabis CPAs and others ready to assist with the process of obtaining a local permit.
Call or send an email requesting more information and an extensive list of cities where you may obtain a permit for a cannabis business. There is no fee to provide this introductory information.