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CannDelta helps clients build winning, global strategies in the regulated space. From cannabis cultivation to large-scale cannabis research and development, CannDelta’s team of global industry experts will help you achieve a better, more profitable future in the regulated and scientific industry in California and globally. Start your cannabis licensure journey off right, contact America’s #1 cannabis licensing consultants today! Turn-key application packages for small businesses. Get licensed now!

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CannDelta helps clients build winning, global strategies in the regulated space. From cannabis cultivation to large-scale cannabis research and development, CannDelta’s team of global industry experts will help you achieve a better, more profitable future in the regulated and scientific industry in California and globally. Start your cannabis licensure journey off right, contact America’s #1 cannabis licensing consultants today! Turn-key application packages for small businesses. Get licensed now!

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How To Apply For a California Cannabis License

  1. Complete local permitting processes
    Many cities and counties have rules and permits for cannabis businesses. Some do not allow cannabis businesses. Make sure you set up your business in an area that allows for commercial cannabis activity. Complete any permitting requirements your city or county requires before you apply for a state cannabis license.
  2. Learn the state regulations for cannabis businesses.
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has requirements for standard operating procedures, training employees and how facilities must be set up. Make sure you understand and can meet these rules.
  3. Gather your application information and documents.
    DCC has resources to help you create the documents you need during the licensing process. If you have questions about the requirements, email the DCC licensing team.
  4. Create a licensing system account.
    DCC has three licensing systems. Use the one that corresponds to the license type you’re applying for. Create an account in the system. Remember your username and password so you can log back in.
  5. Complete your application
    Fill in the required fields in the licensing system and upload any needed documents. Make sure you disclose all your business’s owners and financial interest holders. The DCC licensing systems let you save your progress as you go, so you do not need to complete it all in one sitting. When you finish your application, sign and submit it.
  6. Pay your application fee and submit your application.
    When you finish your license application, the system will tell you how to pay your application fee. DCC cannot process your application until you pay your application fee.
  7. Answer any emails from the licensing team.
    If any parts of your application are not sufficient, the DCC licensing team will email you. They will tell you what you need to correct and give you a deadline to respond. Responding with complete information as quickly as you can helps DCC process your application in a timely manner.
  8. Pay your license fee.
    If your application is approved, you’ll receive an email with instructions about how to pay your license fee. You can pay your fee through the licensing system via bank account/check, money order or credit card. You can also pay in cash by setting up an appointment to visit our office in person. For security purposes, no cash payments can be accepted without an appointment. Your license will be issued once we receive your payment.
  9. Post your license
    DCC licenses are good for one year. Once your license is issued, you can download your license certificate from the licensing system. Post your certificate in a visible place near the entrance of your business so visitors can see it.

How To Renew a Cannabis License

  1. Wait for your renewal window to open.
    You can renew your license up to 60 days before it expires. You will receive an automated email with instructions when your renewal window opens.
  2. Review and update your information in the licensing system.
    Make sure all your information in the DCC licensing system is up-to-date. Check that your documents are current. Documents you may need to update include your premises diagram, cultivation plan, standard operating procedures, product list and vehicle information. Enter your business’s gross annual revenue for the previous year, if required. Provide evidence of the amount, such as tax returns or profit and loss statements. Double-check that all of your business’s owners and financial interest holders are disclosed.
  3. Pay your license fee and submit your application.
    When you’ve finished updating your information, review and sign your application. Pay your license fee and submit your application.
  4. Post your updated license.
    Once your license is renewed, download your updated license certificate. Replace your old license certificate with your new one. Post it in a visible place where visitors to your facility can see it.


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The holder of an Cannabis Cultivator license is permitted to cultivate, harvest, dry/trim, and cure cannabis. They may hold a Cannabis Processor license and a Cannabis Distributor license. Similar licenses include the Cannabis Micro-business and Nursery license.


A holder of an Cannabis Processor license is permitted to buy, store, and process cannabis (i.e. perform cannabis extraction or the infusion into edible cannabis products). They may also sell cannabis products to licensed distributors.


A holder of a Cannabis Retail Dispensary license is permitted to buy cannabis products to licensed Cannabis Distributors and sell to the public in their Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary store. Click the button below to learn how to get a weed license!



A holder of an Cannabis Distributor license is permitted to buy, store, and sell cannabis products from Cannabis Processors At least 21 years of age; A U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Have a motorized vehicle; Have no major felony convictions.


A cannabis consumption lounge is a legal, controlled environment where adults can consume cannabis products. Starting such a venture requires a thorough understanding of complex regulations, for which a consultant can be invaluable. They help refine your business plan, navigate local and national laws, assist with the application process, and ensure ongoing compliance after securing the license. Their expertise enables you to create a legally sound, operationally feasible, and successful lounge, helping you transform your vision into reality while reducing the burden of compliance and licensing issues. Their support is an essential asset in launching and maintaining your cannabis lounge business.

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The Cannabis Laboratory Analytical Testing license is needed for individuals and corporations who wish to possess cannabis and to alter the chemical or physical properties of cannabis for testing purposes. Before applying, it’s important to determine if this license is needed, as the applicant may already be authorized to conduct analytical testing activities under the terms of an existing license (e.g., in-house testing for THC and CBD). Analytical testing may include but is not limited to testing for chemical and microbial contaminants, cannabinoid content, dissolution/disintegration, sterility, stability and pesticides, including assurance that requirements are being met by license holders bound by the cannabis mandatory testing requirements. Cannabis Laboratories often require ISO17025 certification to apply!

Pre-License Services

CannDelta can help you determine the right location for your cannabis facility or your site. Popular services include: Site Suitability, Regulatory Due Diligence, Leases, Mergers & Acquisitions, Audits, Floor Plan Design and Site Layout, Process Flow, Physical Security, and more. All of these services are standard in our turn-key cannabis application packages for new applicants.

Get help with turn-key licensing cannabis application. CannDelta will assist you with obtaining permits and provide consulting support for all cannabis license types.

CannDelta writes customized SOPs, and will train your team on industry best-practices and regulations. This includes training for Quality Management Systems (QMS), Deviations, Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) reports, regulatory audits, and cannabis security protocols.

We can create customized business plans to help forecast your company’s success and predict when you will receive a return on your investment. Our plans contain pitch decks & customized logos, branding, and a marketing plan.

LIcense application Types

A medical cannabis cultivator license allows for the holder to acquire, grow, cultivate, and harvest medical cannabis in an indoor, enclosed, locked, and secure area. The terms “cannabis cultivator”, “cultivator”, or “micro-cultivator” also have the same meaning.

Cannabis manufacturers and processors are responsible for converting raw cannabis plant material into a variety of products for the cannabis market. Some of the activities permitted for a cannabis manufacturer and processor may include:

  1. Extraction: This involves the use of solvents or other methods to extract cannabinoids and other compounds from the cannabis plant, which can then be used to create a wide range of products, including oils, tinctures, and concentrates.

  2. Infusion: This process involves adding cannabis extracts or oils to a variety of products, such as edibles, beverages, and topical products.

  3. Packaging and labeling: Cannabis manufacturers and processors are responsible for packaging and labeling their products in compliance with state and local regulations. This includes ensuring that all product labels are accurate and contain the required information.

  4. Testing: Cannabis manufacturers and processors are required to test their products for potency, purity, and safety before they can be sold to the public. This is to ensure that products are safe for consumers to use and meet the standards set by regulatory agencies.


A cannabis dispensary is permitted to sell cannabis products to customers who are of legal age, and may also be permitted to offer additional services such as educational resources, consultations with staff, and delivery services. However, it’s important to note that the activities allowed for a cannabis dispensary will be subject to local laws and regulations, and may also be subject to licensing requirements and other restrictions

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