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Do you have the proper licensing?

Starting in 2018, you may apply to the CA Bureau of Cannabis Regulation for a state-issued license to commercially manufacture cannabis products. You must also get licensed by your individual city, which is done in a separate process.

The Bureau tasked the CA Department of Public Health with licensing for manufacturers of cannabis. Proposed regulations for the license application and operations requirements can be found here.

Evergreen Law is here to help make sure you have all the bases covered when forming a legitimate business in the new cannabis industry. We would love to answer your questions regarding the new state and city laws. Schedule a free consultation today or email us if you have any questions.



  • $1,000 non-refundable, application processing fee AND

  • Annual license fee calculated from annual gross revenue:

  • $2,000 (≤ $100,000)
  • $7,500 ($100,001 - $500,000)

  • $15,000 ($500,001 - $2,000,000)

  • $35,000 ($2,000,001 - $5,000,000)

  • $50,000 (> $5,000,000)

Available licenses types:

“P” – packaging and repackaging & labeling and relabeling
“N” – edibles or topicals using infusion methods & other non-extractions “6” – extractions using mechanical methods or non-volatile solvents
“7” – extractions using volatile solvents


Some State and individual city requirements to form your manufacturing company

get licensed and stay in compliance:

  • Business-formation documents

  • Foreign corporation’s Certificate of Qualification (if applicable)

  • Board of Equalization’s Seller’s permit (link to FAQ)

  • Local jurisdiction’s authorization to manufacture cannabis products 

  • Premises diagram

  • Surety bond

  • Waiver of Sovereign Immunity

  • Good Standing Attestation

  • Written appeal of license denial (if necessary)

  • Inventory control procedures

  • Quality control procedures

  • Transportation procedures

  • Security procedures

  • Sanitary operation procedures

  • Manufacturing operations procedures

  • Personnel procedures to ensure disease control and cleanliness

  • Procedures ensuring maintenance of premises to prevent contamination of components and cannabis products

  • Procedures to ensure quality of raw materials and ingredients

  • Master manufacturing protocol

  • Procedures for responding to product complaints

  • Procedures for recalls

  • Standard operating procedures o Security plan

    • Emergency response

    • Good manufacturing practices

    • Production and process control

    • Compliance with track-and-trace requirements o Inventory control

    • Destruction procedures

  • Employee training program


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