BCC Creates Representation Applicants – Licensees
BCC Creates Representation Applicants – Licensees  – we have excellent news the Bureau of Cannabis Control [“BCC”] has confirmed the creation of a formal policy where professionals may represent an Owner, Applicant of Licensee if they obtain written permission. The following is an excerpt of an email from Tamara Colson, Esq. – BCC’s Asst. Chief Counsel
This is in response to your February 25, 2019, correspondence regarding representation of Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) applicants and licensees by third parties. Like CDFA, the Bureau does allow for an applicant or licensee to provide written permission for the Bureau to speak to a representative about their application or license. Once the Bureau confirms the written authorization is valid, the representative may communicate with the Bureau as provided for in the authorization. Please note, however, that a person who qualifies as an owner is still required to provide all necessary attestations during the application process.
We are greatly appreciative of Ms. Colson’s response which you can see below.
“The Department received your e-mail below and attached letter on February 5, 2019 and it was forwarded to me for response. You ask how an applicant or licensee can appoint someone to communicate with the Department regarding their application or license. The Department allows applicants to authorize delegates to communicate about a specific application or license. An applicant or licensee can designate a contact person by making a request in writing identifying the contact and uploading the request to each applicable active application or license record. Once verified by the Department, the delegated contact may speak with the Department on behalf of the applicant or licensee.”
We spoke to Staff Counsel and our understanding is that CalCannabis intends to disseminate a document the policy. We appreciate the confirmation that a procedure exists to ensure that applicants and licensee dealing with the Regulators. Director Parrott was incredibly helpful in getting to a solution.