Los Angeles is further clarifying their cannabis rules, regulations, and city ordinances to surrounding this growing industry. In this series, we’ll be tackling Los Angeles revised planning ordinances and licensing. First up: the city’s rules and regulations for cannabis businesses.
Los Angeles Cannabis Application Procedure
If you’ve applied for a Los Angeles cannabis license, congratulations in taking the first step towards become a cannabis business owner. If you are still looking to apply, read on!
The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) plays a crucial role in cannabis licensing. The DCR provides a master license application form to the public. If you applied, every applicant will be given a time stamp on their application to indicate when it was received. If for some reason the DCR determined your application was incomplete, you will be notified.
If you are applying for the first time, your application should include:
Click through for a more detailed list of the application requirements. California Cannabis CPA is also here to help with the details of your application, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
There are a few additional requirements you may be required to meet, depending on the type of license you are planning to acquire. Here are a few extra things you should know:
No matter which license you are applying for, you will be subject to a pre-license inspection. This will likely include employees or agents from the following city or county departments stopping by for a friendly visit: DCR, Building and Safety, Police Department, Fire Department and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Read additional details of the inspection requirements on page eight at the link.
Operational Requirements and Violations
As far as regulation penalties, the city divides violations into minor, moderate and serious offenses. Below is a brief overview of the three categories. These represent a high-level overview of the rules, and if you’d like to read the rules in greater depth, we suggest clicking through to review specific operational violations beginning on page ten.
An offense is considered minor if….
It is your responsibility to maintain the following records for at least seven years. It is considered a serious violation if you do not!
The Los Angeles Rules and Regulations are incredibly extensive and although this list goes into great detail, it does not cover them all. California Cannabis CPA is here to walk you through the extensive steps in order to secure a license. Contact us today to get started.