Cultivator Annual License Apps

Cultivator Annual License Apps

Cultivator Annual License Apps were published this week by CalCannabis. They tell us

To complete the annual license application you will need to submit Live Scan fingerprints for each person who meets the definition of “owner,” as described in the emergency regulations. We are finalizing the information needed for this process and will post the required “Request for Live Scan” form on our website soon. In the meanwhile, you may begin filling out your annual license application now, and make sure you click the “save” tab on the application so you can include the Live Scan form once it is available.

The newly available forms include:

The Annual License Application states:

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing (CalCannabis), a Division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is responsible for issuing licenses for commercial cultivation of cannabis in the State of California. Any person or entity who wishes to engage in commercial cannabis cultivation must submit an application package, which includes a completed application form, all required documentation, and a non-refundable application fee. Once your application is approved, you will need to submit payment for your annual license fee in order for your license to be issued. This document is intended to provide instructions for applying for commercial cannabis cultivation licenses in the State of California and does not provide information on industrial hemp production or non-commercial cultivation.

CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), ensures public safety and environmental protection by licensing and regulating commercial cannabis cultivators in California. CalCannabis also manages the state’s track-and-trace system, which tracks all commercial cannabis and cannabis products—from cultivation to sale. CalCannabis is organized into three branches: Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement, and Administration.

We will have more to say about this very soon.

CalCannabis Licensing


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