Helping You Get and Keep Your Cannabis Business License
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With more and more Cities and Counties permitting cannabis businesses, proper formation and operations are keys to obtaining a permit to operate.
Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity
This quote, attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, reminds us that we make our own luck. The difference between lucky and unlucky people, as we've seen before, is all in our perspective.
Luck isn't just about being at the right place at the right time. It's also about being ready for new opportunities.
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Our firm, Medicinal & Adult Use Cannabis Business Formation, works side-by-side with cannabis entrepreneurs in order to obtain their California and local Jurisdiction (City or County) licenses to Legally: Cultivate, Manufacture, Distribute and/or make Retail Sales of Cannabis products in California under the authority of the Medicinal & Adult Use Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act (MAUCRSA).
Highly recommended by the cannabis community and entrepreneurs, we assist other law firms, non-profits, individuals and businesses in obtaining and maintaining a cannabis business licenses.
Over the course of 3 years since the passing of Proposition 64, which legalized for-profit commercial cannabis businesses in California, our firm has established a simple 2 phase system that is stream-lined and affordable in order to properly form your business and then apply for the cannabis business license you want to receive.
Areas of Practice
Formation of your Cannabis Business
This is the 1st Phase in the Licensing process and is the foundation of your Cannabis Business.
The main purpose of Phase 1 is to prepare and file with the Secretary of States Office all business-formation documents, such as, articles of incorporation, bylaws, Stock Certificates, etc., which establishes who the Owners are, which is a required to proceed to Phase 2 the application process. The turn-around time for Phase 1 is approximately 14 business days.
Application for a State and Local License
This is the 2nd Phase in the Licensing process and includes the verified business and owner information from Phase 1, preparation and uploading of operating procedures and all application requirements related to your type of cannabis license.
Once the Online Licensing System is setup, our clients can easily track the status of their application all from the convenience of their home or office, 24 hours a day.
Click on the "Two Phase Business Plan" tab in the header Menu for more information.
Revoked or Suspended Provisional License
A recent California law authorizes the issuing licensing authority, BCC DFA and DPH in its sole discretion, to revoke or suspend a provisional license if the licensing authority determines the licensee failed to actively and diligently pursue requirements for an annual license.
When you apply for a cannabis business license, the application is going to ask you to detail and upload the required Standard Operating Procedures for the type of cannabis license you want to have.
The law would require a licensing authority to cancel a provisional license upon issuance of an annual license, denial of an annual license, abandonment of an application for a license, or withdrawal of an application.
What to Do?
Contact our office to provide your business name and type of cannabis license being applied for. Our office will then prepare the required Standard Operating Procedures personalized to your specific operations.
Standard operating procedures are a major factor in your license application being approved and the key to making sure your cannabis business is operating correctly.
Click on the Standard Operating Procedures tab in the header Menu for a list of the required SOPs for each license type excepting Testing Laboratories
Arrested or Accused of a Crime
Sometimes BAD things happen to GOOD persons and businesses. However, skillful investigation of the alleged facts and meaningful negotiations with the District attorney can lead to a successful resolution of your matter without the costs and risks of a trial.
Click on the ARRESTED tab in the header Menu for more information.
Cannabis Operating Contracts & Agreements
Have you been sued or need to file a lawsuit to protect your rights? Could this have been avoided? A concise agreement between the cannabis licensees can lead to a successful resolution of the dispute without the cost of taking the matter to court.
For example, Cultivator contacts Distributor for transport of its batch harvest for testing. An agreement that Distributor is merely taking possession (receipt) of the cannabis for testing only and leaving the purchase (title) contingent upon passing laboratory testing and issuance of a Certificate of Analysis.