California Cannabis Business License Compliance Non Storefront Retailer Medicinal M Type 9, 2020 Important News, Attorney Information & Updates

California Cannabis Retailers

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Retailer need to be able to locate all delivery vehicles?

Yes, the Retailer (Type 10 & 9) must be able to immediately locate all delivery vehicles.

When can a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) sell and deliver?

Retailer (Type 10 & 9) can only sell and deliver between 6am and 10pm PST

Can a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) licensee with both an A-license and an M-license share the same premises?

Yes, a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) licensee with both an A-license and an M-license can share the same premises.

Is a Retailer (Type 10 & 9) required to have a licensed physical location?

Yes, a retailer is required to have a licensed physical location for commercial cannabis activities.

What are the Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) packaging requirements prior to cannabis goods leaving premises?

Cannabis goods are required to be placed in an opaque exit package.

Does a nonstorefront cannabis retailer (Type 9) need a licensed premises?

Yes, a nonstorefont cannabis retailer must have a licensed premises. However, the premise cannot be open to the public.

Where can the Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) cannabis goods be delivered?

The cannabis goods must be delivered to a physical address.

Who can make deliveries of Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) cannabis goods?

Only employees of the retailer (Type 10 & 9) can make deliveries.

What is a nonstorefront cannabis retailer (Type 9)?

A nonstorefront cannabis retailer sells and delivers cannabis goods to customers without a storefront.

How much value of Retailer's (Type 10 & 9) cannabis goods can be contained in the delivery vehicle?

A maximum of $3,000 value of cannabis goods can contained in the delivery vehicle.

State Authority & Contact:

Bureau of Cannabis Control (CA Department of Consumer Affairs)
PO Box 419016, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9106
Phone: 1-833-768-5880

Scope of Licenses:

  • A-Type 9 (Adult-Use Recreational Non-Storefront Retailer)
  • A-Type 10 (Adult-Use Recreational Retailer)
  • M-Type 9 (Medicinal Non-Storefront Retailer)
  • M-Type 10 (Medicinal Retailer)


  • Evidence of legal right to occupy and use the proposed premises location.
  • Premises Diagram Form
  • Business formation documents,including all documents filed with the CA Secretary of State (SOS). Foreign corporations must include a copy of the Certificate of Qualification from the SOS.
  • Evidence of premises compliance with local jurisdiction, if applicable.
  • Labor peace agreement or notarized statement indicating that you will enter into and abide by the terms of a labor peace agreement, if applicable.
  • Limited waiver sovereign immunity, if applicable.
  • Evidence of exemption from, or compliance with, the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Financial Information Form
  • Proof of surety bond in the amount of $5,000, payable to the State of California.
  • Transportation procedures
  • Inventory procedures
  • Non-Laboratory
  • Quality Control procedures
  • Security procedures
  • Evidence of compliance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and its implementing laws before September 1, 2016, if applicable.

Licensing Fees:

  • $4,000: Revenue Up to $500,000
  • $12,000: Revenue between $.5 million to $1.5 million
  • $36,000: Revenue between $1.5 million to $4.5 million
  • $72,000: Revenue greater than $4.5 million



California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

Download PNG file or Download JPG file

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding packaging track and trace system Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) manufacturing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) at least 20% ownership interest Business Organizational cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2020 regulations public health and safety contaminant free Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) surety bond structure and formation documents nonlaboratory quality control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis microbusinesses Local Authorization Attachment Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Owner shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company certified by a California-licensed engineer infusion security and cannabis waste disposal Retailer (Type 10) Local Jurisdictions extracts aggregate interest of 20% or more Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 100 mg of THC per package Proposition 65 annual license application testing laboratories A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity A-license 600 foot radius of a school Mycotoxins Testing 120 days Industrial Hemp Advisory Board commercial cannabis manufacturing activity local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations waste disposal CDTFA seller’s permit written procedures for inventory control THC levels Cannabis Manufacturing Local Authorization 2020 revisions opaque exit package Labor peace agreement destruction of cannabis goods Extractions using CO2 supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements 2020 laws conducting quality assurance review Bond and Insurance Information quality control Form # CDPH-9041 primary panel requirements amount of sodium entry into the legal, regulated market concentrate shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Criminal History medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together motor carrier permit disclosure of all criminal convictions 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) list of artificial food colorings licensed cannabis distributors public Licensee Lookup Tool some nutritional facts cannabis sales and/or consumption A-licensees Premises diagram highly-concentrated oils or waxes hang tag or a peel-back label emergency regulations 2020 resolutions Seller’s permit number Track and Trace licensing cannabis retailers financial interest holder at least 99% purity Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products CO2 and ethanol extractions separate applications Distributor Transport Only Temporary Cannabis Event Water/Food-grade Dry Ice temporary license cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) supply chain Bond in the amount of $5,000 three state cannabis-licensing authorities tobacco products allergen information commercial cannabis manufacturers conditional license exception for testing laboratories topicals regulatory framework M-licensees commercial cannabis products disposal Butane/Hexane/Propane transportation of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing testing of cannabis goods commercial kitchens evidence of rehabilitation Food-grade Butter/Oil small product packaging ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Moisture Content Testing 2020 important information premises diagram Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Manufacturing (non-volatile) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Microbusiness license review process 2020 proposed changes alcoholic beverages licensed physical location (premises) product guidelines Licensees volatile solvent labels not be attractive transporting cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis manufacturing Premises Information capsules Distributor transport Fingerprints child-resistant outer package shared-use manufacturing facilities medicinal and adult-use or both markets consumption of alcohol or tobacco supplemental label amount of THC content required limits Cultivation less than 10,000 periods of 90 days extensions Terpenoids Testing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control sales of cannabis goods extraction ingredient list LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing scheme regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis training licensed cannabis manufacturers Premises Diagram procedures for inventory control property for the commercial cannabis activity Heavy Metals Testing laboratory quality assurance licensing cannabis distributors delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing carbohydrates and fat per serving amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cannabis adult-use products Retailer (nonstorefront) operating premises Completed Temporary License Application Form Temporary event up to 4 days commercial cannabis activity 2020 problems shipping manifest CDPH-issued universal symbol Financial information security diagram of the business’s layout sugar distributors Physical address Foreign Material Testing cannabis cartoons Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH packaging and labeling regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis onsite consumption of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements manufacture cannabis products contaminants paper inserted into the packaging mandated warning statements Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods must enter certain events Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 comply with all packaging and labeling requirements loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles investment into a commercial cannabis business manufacturing cannabis products Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2020 compliance retailers California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2020 new laws 2020 recent news unique ID/batch number chain of custody child-resistant packaging state cannabis licensing health claims Ethanol 2020 fines manufacturing activities MCSB’s temporary license application licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers inventory and quality control activity for a period of 120 days The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction authorization CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing cannabis waste secured area medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing operating procedures packaging and labeling requirements Personnel Requirements loop system cannabis market the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) vape cartridges health impacts of cannabis cannabis event organizer license Transition Period 2020 issues microbusinesses sanitary workplaces remove THC/CBD testing methods no added caffeine local jurisdiction inventory Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Licensee Lookup Tool meat and seafood, and other products 2020 updates stickers Financial Interest Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis plants BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL M-license California Public Records Act compliance with regulations exit packaging evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises finished product managing member labeling medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Individual Owner member manager transport cannabis goods to retailer access to the area(s) Operating Procedures Temporary License Application Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) ownership premises is not within a Government highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Licensee Information A-license and an M-license Local Issuing Authority Transport vehicles alarm system disposal and destruction methods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial cannabis manufacturing in California minimum standards for extraction processes manufacturing practices packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls potentially-hazardous foods recordkeeping no infusion of alcohol Identifying information secondary packaging equity interest in a commercial cannabis business hydrocarbon-based solvents licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories manufacturers who package for other producers CDPH-9041 product as a candy prohibited Mechanical manufacturer's name limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving sanitary and hazard-free environment online licensing system good manufacturing practices re-sealable immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Application Checklist persons 21 years of age or older dried flower definition of owner secondary package product formulation ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS final form cultivation payable to the state of California waste management laws Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Cannabinoids Testing convicted of a substantially related crime no infusion of nicotine MCSB tinctures Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Proposed Section 40133 transportation government warning statement label requiring refrigeration edible products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Business Information Percentage of ownership persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business valid waiver licensed premises licensed cannabis cultivators Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis industries three cannabis licensing authorities Edibles– Products basic nutritional information pre-made or purchased medicinal commercial cannabis activity protocol edibles packaging opaque period of 120 days adult-use commercial cannabis activity Type S share facility space sampling standards transportation and security manned motor vehicle Live Scans for each owner testing lab designated structure 600-foot radius of a school tamper-evident identity of the product inhalable cannabis scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises California Department of Public Health storage of cannabis goods informational panel Temporary License Application Information medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis cultivation licensing and more.

In addition, Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Contact surface Quarantine Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Allergen Process Mixed-light cultivation UID Pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Microorganisms Personnel Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Holding Licensee Unique identifier Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Harvest Batch Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 DPH-17-010E In-process material Pre-roll cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Department Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Dried flower Kief Small Indoor Raw material Nonvolatile solvent Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adequate Track-and-trace systems Specialty Indoor Manufacturer licensee Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Product Identity Distribution Primary panel Applicant Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Monitor Immature plant Adulterated Infusion Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Pest Qualified individual Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) cannabis concentrates Actual yield Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Nursery Type 10 (Retailer) Allergen cross-contact gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Medium Outdoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Mature plant Mixed-light Tier 2 CBD Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Cultivation site Processing aid Track and trace system Finished product Request for Live Scan Commercial cannabis activity Type N – for infusions Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Type 12 (Microbusiness) Premises Labeling Quality control personnel Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Hazard Edible cannabis product Topical cannabis product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Validation Wet weight Ingredient Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processor infused pre-rolls Specialty Outdoor Batch Small Outdoor M-license Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Medium Indoor Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Quality control operation THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Package Net weight Outdoor cultivation Theoretical yield MCSB 90-day extension periods adulteration Type P – for packaging and labeling only Quality Component Sanitize Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) CBD from industrial hemp track and trace system Extraction Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cultivation Adult-use Market Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Universal symbol Watts per square foot Bureau Limited-access area THC Volatile solvent Verification Informational panel Type 11 (Distributor) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Lot Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cannabis product Canopy package flower or pre-rolls Serving Processing Indoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 1 infused butters and oils as concentrates Specialty Cottage Indoor Environmental pathogen Proposition 65 warning statement Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Manufacture Flowering Preventive controls Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) and more.

Disclaimer: Informational and educational purposes. Self-help services (not legal advice). Site is not affiliated with any state agency. Note that site might not contain the most updated information. Your receipt of any information from this site does not create a relationship. Prior results do not guarantee or suggest a similar result in other matters. No promise is made with regard to services or content's reliability, availabilty, or ability to meet any needs. Information and services provided "AS IS."

Green Trusted
All Rights Reserved