Licensed Cannabis Marijuana Operations are Open for Business
Licensed Cannabis Marijuana Operations are Open for Business. New California temporary licenses issued by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control for retailers, distributors, micro-businesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers are now in effect and businesses can begin operating in California’s newly-legal commercial cannabis market. As a marijuana licensing attorney, I can proudly report that more than 400 Cannabis operators, from Shasta Lake to the City of San Diego, now hold state licenses in the largest cannabis market in the country.
“This is an historic day for the state of California,” Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax said. “It marks the beginning of a legal cannabis marketplace that will be well regulated in order to protect consumers and maintain a level playing field for cannabis-related businesses. We are hopeful that we have put forth a model that other states will look to as an example when they head down the path to legalization.”
The Bureau began issuing temporary licenses ahead of its January 1 mandate. In addition to the more than 400 licenses issued by the Bureau, over 4,400 users have registered with the Bureau’s online system and more than 1,800 applications have been submitted.
State licenses for cannabis manufacturers and cultivators have also been issued by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, respectively.
Those interested in applying for a license or running a license search can access the Bureau’s online licensing system at http://online.bcc.ca.gov/. A temporary license issued by the Bureau is good for 120 days, after which a permanent license must be obtained.
Yes, Licensed Cannabis Marijuana Operations are Open for Business. If you need help obtaining a cannabis license or a marijuana license, whether temporary or permanent, please contact our Cannabis Law Firm for help. We can prepare the application and submit for you all local and state licenses, for success in your marijuana business in California.