Cannabis Manufacturing

Cannabis manufacturing has become a prominent and vital part of the cannabis industry over the past decade, as consumers shift their demand for cannabis from raw flower and pre-rolls to more sophisticated products such as vape cartridges, tinctures, topical ointments and lotions, crumbled wax, hash, and rosin. At the same time manufacturing operations have become controversial because of the problems unregulated labs have imposed on communities. Such issues are the result of the improper use of explosive solvents such as butane and propane, unsanitary production conditions, and the lack of testing requirements for cannabis products that may contain residual solvents or other impurities.

As a legal industry, cannabis manufacturers now have many regulations with which to comply if they plan to obtain and maintain the required permits and licenses needed to operate. Our consultants are experts at navigating the approvals you need to run a cannabis manufacturing business in California. We can provide you with the vision and execution you are looking for to get your next venture off the ground.

How we can help you

Our cannabis consultants can help you with your project from the very beginning through operation. We excel at strategic planning oriented towards meeting deadlines and getting things done. We provide the following solutions to helping you achieve your goals:

  • Property Assessment
  • Regulatory Strategy
  • Vision Planning
  • Conceptual Site and Facility Design
  • Business Planning
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Human Resources
  • Compliance

Obtaining Regulatory Approvals

Our cannabis consultants are adept at solving complex issues and providing a clear path through regulations to get your project approved as efficiently as possible. We combine our expertise in cannabis regulations with business, operations, land use, environmental, building, and development regulations to determine the best way to set up your cannabis business. Our clients come to us when they are looking to obtain one or more of the following approvals:

  • Land Use Permits
  • Business Licenses
  • Building Permits
  • State Cannabis Licenses
    • Type 6 – Nonvolatile Manufacturing
    • Type 7 – Volatile Manufacturing
    • Type N – Infusion
    • Type P – Packaging

Things you will need

Looking to get a state cannabis manufacturing license? Make sure you have these items:

  • Business Entity Formation
  • Seller’s Permit
  • Business and Operations Plan
  • Site/Facilities Plans
  • Land Use Approval
  • Business License
  • Building Permits
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Closed-Loop System Certification
  • Security Plan
  • Odor Control Plan
  • Community Relations Plan
  • Standard Operating Policies and ProceduresM
  • Employee Training Program

Our consultants can help you save time and money while navigating this process so you can start operating legally. Contact us today for a half-hour consultation

Cannabis Manufacturers Checklist

Are You Prepared?

The California Department of Public Health will start issuing cannabis licenses for Volatile and Non-Volatile Extraction, Infusion, and Packaging/Labeling in 2018, but how you prepare will greatly affect your success in obtaining one.

  • Are you looking for help in defining your business goals?
  • Are you trying to find a city or county that will approve your cannabis business?
  • Are you looking for a property that will suit your needs, reduce setup costs and streamline
    needed approvals?
  • Would you like some help planning your project and preparing your applications?
  • Are you concerned about paying an attorney or consultant a lot of money without seeing

Permit/License Requirements

Depending on your license type and situation, you will need the following items:

  • Business Entity Formation
  • Business & Operations Plan
  • Live Scan Background Check Property Deed or Lease Agreement Neighborhood Context Map
  • Site/Facilities Plans
  • Closed-Loop System Certi cation Security Plan
  • Odor Control Plan
  • Building Permit (City/County)
  • Land Use Permit (City/County)
  • Business License (City/County)
  • Seller’s Permit (Dept.Taxes & Fees Admin.) Surety Bond ($5,000)
  • Labor Peace Agreement (> 20 Employees)

Our consultants can help you save time and money while navigating the process of setting up and operating your cannabis business legally. Contact us today for a half-hour consultation

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