California Cannabis Business License Compliance Storefront Retailer Medicinal M Type 10, 2019 Important News, Attorney Information & Updates

California Cannabis Retailers

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What is a nonstorefront cannabis retailer (Type 9)?

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

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

The cannabis goods must be delivered to a physical address.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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



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