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Cultivation

LICENSING

Cannabis Advising Partners helps cultivators and growers with the detailed and time-consuming submission process for the Annual License Application for Cultivation. Besides detailed profile questions about your business and the owners, there are at least fifteen other components of the application, including California Tax and Fee Administration requirements, water quality protection provisions, hazardous materials requirements, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) involvement, Property Diagram requirements and many more.

Depending on the type of license (Type 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5), there are other specific requirements for the application process, as well as limitations concerning which license types and sizes can be held by the same entity and/or for the same premises. Cannabis Advising Partners can help you navigate these matters to enable you to stay focused on your number-one priority: your business.


SITE REQUIREMENTS

Cultivation Site requirements vary depending on the size of license (Specialty, Small or Medium) and the type (Indoor, Outdoor, or Mixed Light). There are also separate permits for Nurseries or Processors. Environmental protection measures, energy and generator requirements, pesticide usage, weights and measures, Track and Trace Program and sales invoice requirements are some examples of the many issues involved in the licensing process.


COMPLIANCE

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) can conduct inspections, investigations and audits to review books, records, accounts, inventory or onsite operations.

The regulations do allow enforcement with minor, moderate and serious violation classes within the Administrative Action category, as well as Licensing Actions and Formal Administrative Hearings. Violations result in fines adjusted depending on the degree of violation.