§ 8102. Annual License Application Requirements.
3 CA ADC § 8102BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
3 CCR § 8102
§ 8102. Annual License Application Requirements.
Applications for a cultivation license shall be completed and submitted online at calcannabis.cdfa.ca.gov or by mailing a hard copy of the application to the department at P.O. Box 942872, Sacramento, CA 94271-2872. Application fees, pursuant to section 8101 of this chapter, shall accompany the applications submitted online at calcannabis.cdfa.ca.gov or by mail to the department at P.O. Box 942872, Sacramento, CA 94271-2872. Each application shall include the following, if applicable:
(a) The legal business name of the applicant entity and the business entity structure, including but not limited to a corporation, general partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, limited partnership, sovereign entity, sole proprietorship, or trust;
(b) The license type, pursuant to section 8201 of this chapter, for which the applicant is applying and whether the application is for an M-license or A-license;
(c) A list of all valid commercial cannabis license types the applicant entity holds and the associated license numbers from the department and other cannabis licensing authorities;
(d) The physical address of the premises;
(e) The mailing address of the applicant entity;
(f) The hours of operation for each day of the week the applicant entity will have staff on the licensed premises. The applicant must provide a minimum of two (2) hours of operation that are between 8:00am and 5:00pm (Pacific Time) on each day, Monday through Friday;
(g) A designated responsible party, who shall also be an owner, with legal authority to bind the applicant entity, and the primary contact for the application. The following information shall be provided for the designated responsible party: full legal name, title, mailing address, primary contact phone number, email address, preferred method of contact (either standard mail or email), and a copy of the owner's government-issued identification. Acceptable forms of identification are a document issued by a federal, state, county, or municipal government, including, but not limited to, a driver's license, that contains the name, date of birth, physical description, and picture of the individual;
(h) An individual or entity serving as agent for service of process for the applicant. The following information shall be provided for the agent for service of process: full legal name, mailing address, primary contact phone number, email address, and preferred method of contact (either standard mail or email);
(i) A complete list of every owner of the applicant entity pursuant to section 8103 of this chapter. Each individual owner named shall submit the following information:
(1) Full legal name;
(2) Title within the applicant entity;
(3) Date of birth;
(4) Social security number or individual taxpayer identification number;
(5) Home address;
(6) Primary phone number;
(7) Email address;
(8) Preferred method of contact (either standard mail or email);
(9) Date ownership interest in the applicant entity was acquired;
(10) Percentage of the ownership interest held in the applicant entity by the owner;
(11) A list of all the valid licenses, including license type(s) and license number(s), from the department and other cannabis licensing authorities that the owner is listed as either an owner or financial interest holder;
(12) A copy of the owner's government-issued identification. Acceptable forms of identification are a document issued by a federal, state, county, or municipal government, including but not limited to, a driver's license, that contains the name, date of birth, physical description, and picture of the individual;
(13) If applicable, a detailed description of any criminal conviction. A conviction within the meaning of this section means a plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere. Convictions dismissed under sections 1203.4, 1203.4a and 1203.41 of the Penal Code or equivalent non-California law shall be disclosed. Juvenile adjudications and traffic infractions do not need to be included. For each conviction, all of the following shall be provided:
(A) The date of conviction;
(B) Date(s) of incarceration, if applicable;
(C) Date(s) of probation, if applicable;
(D) Date(s) of parole, if applicable;
(E) A detailed description of the offense for which the owner was convicted; and
(F) A statement of rehabilitation for each conviction. The statement of rehabilitation is to be written by the owner and may contain evidence that the owner would like the department to consider that demonstrates the owner's fitness for licensure. Supporting evidence may be attached to the statement of rehabilitation and may include, but is not limited to, a certificate of rehabilitation under section 4852.01 of the Penal Code, and dated letters of reference from employers, instructors, or professional counselors that contain valid contact information for the individual providing the reference.
(14) A copy of the owner's completed application for electronic fingerprint images submitted to the Department of Justice;
(15) If applicable, a detailed description of any administrative orders or civil judgements for violations of labor standards, any suspension of a commercial cannabis license, revocation of a commercial cannabis license, or sanctions for unlicensed commercial cannabis activity by a licensing authority, local agency, or state agency against the applicant or a business entity in which the applicant was an owner or officer within three years immediately preceding the date of the application.
(j) A complete list of financial interest holders pursuant to section 8103 of this chapter, including the following information for:
(1) Individuals: full legal name, tax identification number (social security number, individual taxpayer identification number, or national identification number), and government identification number and type of government identification; and
(2) Business entities: legal business name and employer identification number.
(k) Copies of all formation documents, which may include, but are not limited to, articles of incorporation, operating agreement, partnership agreement, and fictitious business name statement. The applicant shall also provide all documents filed with the California Secretary of State, which may include but are not limited to, articles of incorporation, certificate of stock, articles of organization, certificate of limited partnership, and statement of partnership authority. If an applicant is a foreign corporation, a certificate of qualification issued by the California Secretary of State;
(l) A valid seller's permit number issued by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration or confirmation from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration that a seller's permit is not needed. If the applicant entity has not yet received a seller's permit, the applicant entity shall attest that it is currently applying for a seller's permit;
(m) For applicants that are a cannabis cooperative as defined by division 10, chapter 22 (commencing with section 26220) of the Business and Professions Code, identification of all members. Identifying information shall include each member's license number for commercial cannabis activity, the licensing authority that issued the license, and the name of the licensed business;
(n) Evidence that the applicant entity has the legal right to occupy and use the proposed location pursuant to section 8104 of this chapter;
(o) Evidence of having obtained a surety bond in the amount of not less than $5,000, payable to the department in a form prescribed by the department pursuant to Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations section 26.20. The bond shall be issued by a corporate surety licensed to transact surety business in the State of California;
(p) For all cultivator license types except Processor, evidence of enrollment in an order or waiver of waste discharge requirements with the State Water Resources Control Board or the appropriate Regional Water Quality Control Board. Acceptable documentation for evidence of enrollment can be a Notice of Applicability letter. Acceptable documentation for a Processor that enrollment is not necessary can be a Notice of Non-Applicability;
(q) Evidence that the applicant has conducted a hazardous materials record search of the EnviroStor database for the proposed premises. If hazardous sites were encountered, the applicant shall provide documentation of protocols implemented to protect employee health and safety;
(r) Evidence of exemption from, or compliance with, division 13 (commencing with section 21000) of the Public Resources Code, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The evidence provided shall be one of the following:
(1) A signed copy of a project specific Notice of Determination or Notice of Exemption and a copy of the associated CEQA document, or reference to where it may be located electronically, a project description, and/or any accompanying permitting documentation from the local jurisdiction used for review in determining site specific environmental compliance;
(2) If an applicant does not have the evidence specified in subsection (1), or if the local jurisdiction did not prepare a CEQA document, the applicant will be responsible for the preparation of an environmental document in compliance with CEQA that can be approved or certified by the department, unless the department specifies otherwise.
(s) For indoor and mixed-light license types, identification of all power sources for cultivation activities, including but not limited to, illumination, heating, cooling, and ventilation;
(t) A property diagram pursuant to section 8105 of this chapter;
(u) A proposed cultivation plan pursuant to section 8106 of this chapter;
(v) Identification of all of the following applicable water sources used for cultivation activities and the applicable supplemental information for each source pursuant to section 8107 of this chapter:
(1) A retail water supplier;
(2) A groundwater well;
(3) A rainwater catchment system;
(4) A diversion from a surface waterbody or an underground stream flowing in a known and definite channel.
(w) A copy of any final lake or streambed alteration agreement issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, pursuant to sections 1602 or 1617 of the Fish and Game Code, or written verification from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that a lake and streambed alteration agreement is not required;
(x) An attestation that the proposed location is at least a six-hundred (600) foot radius from a school providing instruction in kindergarten or any grades one (1) through twelve (12), or a day care center or youth center as defined in section 26001 of the Business and Professions Code, that is in existence at the time the application is submitted, or that the premises complies with a local ordinance specifying a different radius. The distance shall be measured in the same manner as provided in subsection (c) of section 11362.768 of the Health and Safety Code unless otherwise provided by law;
(y) An attestation that the applicant entity will enter into, or has already entered into, and will abide by the terms of a labor peace agreement if the applicant entity will have twenty (20) or more employees on payroll at any time during the licensed period. The applicant shall submit a copy of the page of the labor peace agreement that contains the signatures of the union representative and the applicant. For applicants who have not yet entered into a labor peace agreement, the applicant shall provide a copy of the page of the labor peace agreement that contains the signatures of the union representative and the licensee as soon as reasonably practicable after licensure;
(z) An attestation that the applicant entity is an “agricultural employer” as defined by the Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975; division 2, part 3.5 (commencing with section 1140) of the Labor Code;
(aa) An attestation that the local fire department has been notified of the cultivation site if the application is for an indoor license type;
(bb) For an applicant entity with more than one employee, the applicant entity shall attest that the applicant employs, or will employ within one year of receiving a license, one supervisor and one employee who have successfully completed a Cal-OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach course offered by a training provider that is authorized by an OSHA Training Institute Education Center to provide the course;
(cc) Any applicant that may fall within the scope of sovereign immunity that may be asserted by a federally recognizable tribe or other sovereign entity shall waive any sovereign immunity defense that the applicant may have, may be asserted on its behalf, or may otherwise be asserted in any state or local administrative or judicial enforcement actions against the applicant or licensee, regardless of the form of relief sought, whether monetary or otherwise, under the state laws and regulations governing commercial cannabis activity, and shall provide documentation as may be requested by the department that establishes that the applicant has the lawful authority to enter into the waiver described above and has effectively done so. The limited waiver of sovereign immunity shall meet the requirements of the following:
(1) The written limited waiver shall include that the applicant or licensee has the lawful authority to enter into the waiver required by this section, the applicant or licensee hereby waives sovereign immunity, and the applicant or licensee agrees to do all of the following:
(A) Provide documentation to the department that establishes that the applicant or licensee has the lawful authority to enter into the waiver required by this section;
(B) Conduct all commercial cannabis activity in full compliance with the state laws and regulations governing commercial cannabis activity, including submission to all enforcement provisions thereof;
(C) Allow access as required by statute or regulation by persons or entities charged with duties under the state laws and regulations governing commercial cannabis activity to any premises or property at which the applicant conducts any commercial cannabis activity, including premises or property where records of commercial cannabis activity are maintained by or for the applicant or licensee;
(D) Provide any and all records, reports, and other documents as may be required under the state laws and regulations governing commercial cannabis activity;
(E) Conduct commercial cannabis activity with other state commercial cannabis licensees only, unless otherwise specified by state law;
(F) Meet all of the requirements for licensure under state laws and regulations governing the conduct of commercial cannabis activity, and provide truthful and accurate documentation and other information of the applicant's qualifications and suitability for licensure as may be requested by the department;
(G) Submit to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction of the California courts to address any matter related to the waiver or commercial cannabis application, license, or activity, and that all such matters and proceedings shall be governed, construed and enforced in accordance with California substantive and procedural law, including but not limited to the Act;
(2) Any applicant or licensee shall immediately notify the department of any changes that may materially affect the applicant and licensee's compliance with subsection (1).
(3) Any failure by an applicant or licensee to comply with the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) shall be a basis for denial of an application or renewal or discipline of a licensee.
(dd) If applicable, the applicant shall provide evidence that the proposed premises is not located in whole or in part in a watershed or other geographic area that the State Water Resources Control Board or the Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined to be significantly adversely impacted by cannabis cultivation pursuant to section 8216.
(ee) The department shall not approve an application for a state license if approval of the license would violate the provisions of any local ordinance or regulation adopted in accordance with section 26200 of the Business and Professions Code by a county or, if within a city, a city, within which the licensed premises is to be located.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 26012 and 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26013, 26051.5, 26054, 26055, 26057, 26060, 26060.1, 26066 and 26069, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 12-7-2017 as as a deemed emergency pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26013(b)(3); operative 12-7-2017 (Register 2017, No. 49). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-5-2018 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 6-4-2018 as an emergency, including amendment of subsections (c), (e), (h)(11), (i)(1), (j), (n) and (q)(1) and amendment of Note; operative 6-6-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.1(d) (Register 2018, No. 23). Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26013(b)(3), this is a deemed emergency and the emergency regulations remain in effect for 180 days. A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-3-2018 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-4-2018 order, including amendment of section and Note, transmitted to OAL 12-3-2018 and filed 1-16-2019; amendments operative 1-16-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 3).
This database is current through 4/23/21 Register 2021, No. 17
3 CCR § 8102, 3 CA ADC § 8102
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