Cannabis License Application Process
Acquiring a a license in the cannabis industry is a case by case process based on the type of license in addition to state and local laws. We walk you through the process based on your needs.
Our licensing consulting services include:
License Application Consulting for cultivation, distribution, delivery, manufacturing and event licenses.
Implementing entity ownership structures which maximize protection and minimize liability.
Engaging with our network industry experts who specialize in Security, Compliance, Architecture, Community Engagement
Engaging with our political connections on state and local levels
What type of license interest you?
Consumers can only legally purchase cannabis from licensed retailers, often called dispensaries. Like retailers in any industry, they strive to carry a variety of products that cater to their customer demographic.
Like all agricultural products, cannabis starts with what is essentially farming. Depending on the state, they may call it growing or cultivating. The companies in this stage of the supply chain specialize in harvesting quality cannabis, which can be done indoors or outdoors. They strive for consistent and dependable harvest schedules and often have proprietary methods of growing to enhance quality and shorten the time it takes for the cannabis plant to mature.
At this stage of the supply chain, dried cannabis flower is transformed into finished products. This process can look very different depending on the end product. Flower can be packaged into jars or rolled into joints ready for sale. Extraction companies create concentrates that can be packaged and sold or turned into vaporizers, topicals, or edibles. These companies will operate like specialized production factories.
Distributors in the cannabis industry come in many forms. Depending on the state and the operations of the wholesale brand, distributors can be used in the following ways, or a combination of them:
Shipping product on behalf of the wholesaler
Warehousing product on behalf of the wholesaler
Serving as an external sales team for the wholesaler
Collecting payments from retailers and moving money on behalf of the wholesaler
Contract manufacturing of product
Before a grower can sell their harvest, each batch will be assigned an ID and sent in for lab testing. Every state has its own regulations around mandated testing, but it usually includes reporting on cannabinoid potency and the presence of pesticides and foreign material.
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Every client receives a customized consulting package. How can Califa Green launch your cannabis dreams?