It’s an exciting time to be a cannabis business in Moreno Valley! Applications are now open for commercial cannabis business permits.
Moreno Valley Cannabis Business License Application
Moreno Valley has set up the full application process through a third party vendor named PlanetBids. To begin the application process, click the link and register as a new vendor. Once you’ve registered, Planetbids will send you a registration email within 24 hours. After you receive this email, the Moreno Valley website suggests searching for bid opportunities and look for invitation number 2018-019.
The PlanetBids site houses the full application and lists the supplemental details and forms you will need to submit for your cannabis business license. You have until May 11, 2018 at 4:00pm to submit for a commercial cannabis permit. Don’t even try to submit an application outside of the PlanetBids system: the city will not accept it. Luckily, if you run into technical issues there is a PlanetBids hotline that can be reached at (818) 992-1771.
Before you apply, Moreno Valley suggests the following:
Remember, a majority of the documents you’ll need to submit (the application, background application, as well as Moreno Valley’s overview on the city’s limitations) are available through PlanetBids.
Details on Applying for a Cannabis License in Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley will evaluate and select candidates based on a points system. Things like location, business plan, safety and security plans, air quality plans & community benefits will be considered. You can review the full details of the point-based system on page six of the Moreno Valley cannabis business application guidelines.
In addition, applications must achieve a minimum of 70% score within each individual category. In order to be eligible for the next step in the application process, you must score an overall grade of 80%. It is likely that scoring an 80% will grant you an interview and move you to the next step. Note that a fee of $1,556 will be due prior to the interview and you will be notified (via email) of next steps.
As Moreno Valley releases additional information about the process and next steps, we will be sure to update you! Act quickly on this one – applications close May 11, 2018. Need help hitting the ground running with your application? Contact California Cannabis CPA today.