Industry Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Premises, 2021 Industry News, Events, Information & Updates


California Cannabis Premises


Frequently Asked Questions

How many licensees may occupy a premise?

Only one may occupy a premise. However, there is an exception if the licensee holds both an M-License and A-License for the same commercial cannabis activity (ex. Distribution, sale, processing, etc.)

Does the landowner of the premise have to approve of the commercial cannabis activity?

Yes, the landowner of the premise must provide approval.

Does premises mean parcel of land or property lot?

No, it is not the same.

Is a premises diagram required with the license application?

Yes, a premises diagram is required.

Can alcohol and tobacco be sold on same premises as cannabis?

No.

Can a parcel of land have more than one licensed premises on it?

Yes, multiple licensees can be on a parcel of land.

How close can the premise be from a school?

Unless otherwise allowed by local jurisdiction, the premise cannot be located less than 600 feet from a school. A school includes k-12th grade, day care, and youth centers.


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