§ 5002. Annual License Application Requirements.
16 CA ADC § 5002BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 42. Bureau of Cannabis Control
Chapter 1. All Bureau Licensees
Article 2. Applications
16 CCR § 5002
§ 5002. Annual License Application Requirements.
(a) Applications may be completed and submitted online at www.bcc.ca.gov or completed in hard copy and submitted by delivering a printed copy to the Bureau's office(s).
(b) Applicants who submit their applications online shall first register for a user account. To register for a user account, the applicant shall do all of the following:
(1) Create a user name, password, and security question and answer;
(2) Provide an email address; and
(3) Provide the owner's first and last name, primary phone number, social security number or individual taxpayer identification number, date of birth, and mailing address.
(c) An application must be completed by an owner as defined by section 5003 of this division. An application must be submitted to the Bureau for each location and each license type. An application for an annual cannabis license includes the following:
(1) The name of the applicant. For applicants who are individuals, the applicant shall provide both the first and last name of the individual. For applicants who are business entities, the applicant shall provide the legal business name of the applicant.
(2) If applicable, the business trade name ( “DBA”) of the applicant.
(3) The commercial cannabis license that the applicant is applying for, and whether the applicant is requesting that the license be designated as medicinal, adult-use, or both. Testing laboratory applicants do not have to designate medicinal or adult-use, as testing laboratory licenses allow the holder to test both medicinal and adult-use cannabis.
(4) Payment of an application fee pursuant to section 5014 of this division.
(5) Whether the owner is serving or has previously served in the military. Disclosure of military service is voluntary. An applicant who has served as an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States and was honorably discharged and who can provide evidence of such honorable discharge shall have his or her application expedited pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 115.4.
(6) A list of the license types and the license numbers issued from the Bureau and all other state cannabis licensing authorities that the applicant holds, including the date the license was issued and the licensing authority that issued the license.
(7) Whether the applicant has been denied a license or has had a license suspended or revoked by the Bureau or any other state cannabis licensing authority. The applicant shall provide the type of license applied for, the name of the licensing authority that denied the application, and the date of denial.
(8) The physical address of the premises. If the Bureau is unable to confirm that the address provided is valid, then the applicant shall provide a document that confirms the physical address of the premises. Such a document may include a utility bill, printed information from the county assessor, deed, or title.
(9) The mailing address for the applicant, if different from the premises address.
(10) The telephone number for the premises.
(11) The website address and email address of the applicant's business.
(12) The business' federal employer identification number.
(13) Contact information for the applicant's designated primary contact person including the name, title, phone number, and email address of the individual.
(14) A description of the business organizational structure of the applicant, such as partnership or corporation.
(15) All business-formation documents, which may include, but are not limited to, articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and fictitious business name statements. 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, certificates of stock, articles of organization, certificates of limited partnership, and statements of partnership authority. If the commercial cannabis business is held in trust, the applicant shall provide a copy of the certificate of trust establishing trustee authority.
(16) A list of every fictitious business name the applicant is operating under including the address where the business is located.
(17) A commercial cannabis business that is a foreign corporation or foreign limited liability company shall include in its application a certificate of qualification, certificate of registration, or certificate of status issued by the California Secretary of State.
(18) The applicant shall supply the following financial information:
(A) A list of funds belonging to the applicant held in savings, checking, or other accounts maintained by a financial institution. The applicant shall provide, for each account, the financial institution's name, the financial institution's address, account type, account number, and the amount of money in the account.
(B) A list of loans made to the applicant. For each loan, the applicant shall provide the amount of the loan, the date of the loan, term(s) of the loan, security provided for the loan, and the name, address, and phone number of the lender.
(C) A list of investments made into the applicant's commercial cannabis business. For each investment, the applicant shall provide the amount of the investment, the date of the investment, term(s) of the investment, and the name, address, and phone number of the investor.
(D) A list of all gifts of any kind given to the applicant for its use in conducting commercial cannabis activity. For each gift, the applicant shall provide the value of the gift or description of the gift, and the name, address, and phone number of the provider of the gift.
(19) A complete list of every individual who has a financial interest in the commercial cannabis business as defined in section 5004 of this division, who is not an owner as defined in section 5003 of this division.
(20) A complete list of every owner of the applicant as defined in section 5003 of this division. Each individual named on this list shall submit the following information:
(A) The full name of the owner.
(B) The owner's title within the applicant entity.
(C) The owner's date of birth and place of birth.
(D) The owner's social security number or individual taxpayer identification number.
(E) The owner's mailing address.
(F) The owner's telephone number. This may include a number for the owner's home, business, or mobile telephone.
(G) The owner's email address.
(H) The owner's current employer.
(I) The percentage of the ownership interest held in the applicant entity by the owner.
(J) Whether the owner has an ownership or a financial interest as defined in sections 5003 and 5004, respectively, of this division in any other commercial cannabis business licensed under the Act.
(K) 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 that includes the name, date of birth, height, gender, and picture of the person, such as a driver license.
(L) A detailed description of the owner's convictions. 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 Penal Code section 1203.4 or equivalent non-California law must be disclosed. Convictions dismissed under Health and Safety Code section 11361.8 or equivalent non-California law must be disclosed. Juvenile adjudications and traffic infractions under $300 that did not involve alcohol, dangerous drugs, or controlled substances do not need to be included. For each conviction, the owner shall provide the following:
(i) The date of conviction.
(ii) Dates of incarceration, if applicable.
(iii) Dates of probation, if applicable.
(iv) Dates of parole, if applicable.
(v) A detailed description of the offense for which the owner was convicted.
(vi) 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 Bureau 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 Penal Code section 4852.01, and dated letters of reference from employers, instructors, or professional counselors that contain valid contact information for the individual providing the reference.
(M) If applicable, a detailed description of any administrative orders or civil judgments 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 the three years immediately preceding the date of the application.
(N) Attestation to the following statement: Under penalty of perjury, I hereby declare that the information contained within and submitted with the application is complete, true, and accurate. I understand that a misrepresentation of fact is cause for rejection of this application, denial of the license, or revocation of a license issued.
(21) Evidence that the applicant has the legal right to occupy and use the proposed location that complies with section 5007 of this division.
(22) Evidence that the proposed premises is in compliance with Business and Professions Code section 26054(b) and section 5026 of this division.
(23) For an applicant with 20 or more employees, the applicant shall attest that the applicant has entered into a labor peace agreement and will abide by the terms of the agreement. 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 notarized statement indicating that the applicant will enter into and abide by the terms of a labor peace agreement as soon as reasonably practicable after licensure.
(24) The applicant shall provide a valid seller's permit number issued by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, if applicable. If the applicant has not yet received a seller's permit, the applicant shall attest that the applicant is currently applying for a seller's permit.
(25) A diagram of the premises as required by section 5006 of this division.
(26) Proof of a bond as required by section 5008 of this division.
(27) For testing laboratory applications, the certificate(s) of accreditation as required by section 5702 of this division, or the information required for an interim license as required by section 5703 of this division.
(28) When an applicant provides a license, permit, or other authorization from the local jurisdiction where the licensed premises will be or is located, the Bureau will notify the applicable local jurisdiction to confirm the validity of the authorization. If the local jurisdiction does not respond within 10 calendar days, the Bureau shall consider the authorization valid.
(29) All license applications shall include a detailed description of the applicant's operating procedures. Applicants shall use and submit to the Bureau the following forms, which are incorporated by reference:
(A) Transportation Procedures, Form BCC-LIC-015 (New 10/18)
(B) Inventory Procedures, Form BCC-LIC-016 (New 7/18)
(C) Non-Laboratory Quality Control Procedures, Form BCC-LIC-017 (New 10/18)
(D) Security Procedures, Form BCC-LIC-018 (New 10/18)
(E) Delivery Procedures, Form BCC-LIC-020 (New 10/18)
(30) For applicants applying for a microbusiness license, the application shall include a detailed description of the applicant's operating procedures required by this section for each cannabis activity the applicant intends to engage in.
(31) For applicants applying for a testing laboratory license, in addition to the operating procedures required under subsection (c)(29) of this section, the standard application shall include the operating procedures required by Chapter 6 of this division.
(32) The limited waiver of sovereign immunity required by section 5009 of this division, if applicable.
(33) Evidence of exemption from, or compliance with, the California Environmental Quality Act as required by sections 5010-5010.3 of this division.
(34) The applicant's State Employer Identification Number (SEIN) issued by the California Employment Development Department.
(35) For an applicant with more than one employee, the applicant 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.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 115.4 and 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 115.4, 144, 26012, 26050, 26051.5 and 26055, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 12-7-2017 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), (c)(3), (c)(15) and (c)(23) and new subsections (c)(29)(E)-(F)(iii); 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 7/3/20 Register 2020, No. 27
16 CCR § 5002, 16 CA ADC § 5002
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