Cannabis Distr. – Deliv. – Trans. – Process

Cannabis Distribution – Delivery – Transfer – Processing

There are multiple types of Cannabis Distribution – Delivery – Transfer – Processing licenses. The regulators have created a difficult position for those in the distributor role. They expected a transportation and supply role. What they got includes responsibility for:

  • Collection and remittance of sales and excise taxes to CDFTA.
  • Quality control and testing responsibilities to CDPH.
  • Packaging and labeling oversight duties.
Types of Distributor Licenses
  • Distributor – Is responsible for transporting cannabis goods, arranging for testing of cannabis goods, and conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods to ensure they comply with all packaging and labeling requirements.
    • Transporting cannabis goods
    • Arranging for laboratory testing
    • Conducting quality assurance review of  cannabis goods to ensure they comply with all  packaging and labeling requirements
    • Storage of cannabis goods
  • Distributor transport – Allows a licensee to transport cannabis goods between licensed cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors. A licensee may not transport cannabis goods to a licensed retailer and may not engage in sales.
    • Transports cannabis goods between licensed  cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors
    • Does not transport cannabis goods to retailer  except for immature live plants and seeds  being transported from a licensed nursery
  • Key Requirements
    • Transportation of cannabis goods:
    • May only be done by a distributor or  distributor transport only licensee or their employees’
    • Transport vehicles must have an alarm  system
    • Medicinal and adult‐use cannabis goods may  be transported together if they are clearly  identified and secured and separated from  each other in the vehicle
    • Must generate a shipping manifest prior to  transporting

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