Starting and maintaining an operation in the cannabis industry can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be very challenging. When you are first forming your business, it is essential that you take careful steps to ensure you obtain the proper registration, licensing, and permits.
Our San Francisco cannabis business attorneys at Stewart & Musell, LLP can provide you with the proper guidance you need to approach your endeavor carefully. We want to help you do all of the right things from the beginning, so you do not have to face any of the harsh penalties.
Medical marijuana and the cannabis industry in California has provided incredible opportunities and jobs. Just like in most other industries, to ensure that all operations are handled with high standards, there are strict regulations and laws which must be followed. Our priority is to use our knowledge and experience in the field of cannabis business law to help secure your long-term success. We understand the steps which are necessary to obtain the proper licensing and registration for your business.
In order to get a distribution license in California, you must get permission with a Cannabis Busines Permit from the local government. Go through local approval processes needed to apply for a California license with the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). When this is approved, you will be asked to provide information about your business. This usually covers items such as business ownership and control, business plans (security, personnel, odor, and waste plans, etc.), finances (assets and business forecasts). Then, submit it for scoring against other applicants.
If your plan is scored as sufficient, then it may go to the Planning Commission and/or the City Council for public votes. For more help with this are, turn to a cannabis business attorney at Stewart & Musell, LLP.
Permits for California Cannabis Operations
Our San Francisco licensing and permits attorneys work with manufacturers, caregivers, cultivators, dispensaries/collectives, and processors to assist with the permitting process. We are here to help you navigate the complexities involved in the state permitting process and keep you on track. It is important that you remember how regulated this industry is, to ensure you take the right actions. Our firm is knowledgeable in the various types of permits which you may need to have, depending on the kind of operation you are running.
Get started today with a consultation by calling our office at (415) 843-2882.