We now have templates available to help California cannabis license applicants with their state forms for submission to the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). Our placeholder text has proven successful in meeting BCC regulations and satisfying requirements for BCC license types.
Our templates are for the following license types: Cultivation, Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail and Microbusiness (multiple license types).
Click the form you need below, and you’ll be able to choose the one for your license type/s after that.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control Forms are the same as BCC SOPs. BCC regulations and BCC guidance (government-published FAQs and support) do not teach you how to fill in these forms. The BCC published the BCC SOP forms in late 2018 after many applicants had already submitted self-written SOPs. We determined after contacting the Bureau of Cannabis Control by email multiples times that the answers to these BCC forms are all that is necessary to meet the requirement for submitting operating procedures.
Surprisingly, the questions asked on these California Cannabis BCC forms are fairly basic, and the amount of detail required to satisfy the Bureau is limited in comparison to other states’ cannabis regulatory agencies. So take heart! If you were in another state, your application and licensing workload would be higher.
Most BCC applicants are Microbusiness operators, meaning they have 3 or 4 of the license types under one business entity from this list: Retail (non-storefront or storefront), Distribution, Manufacturing, and Cultivation.
If a Manufacturing entity is applying as a single license type, the applicable regulatory agency is the CDPH, and the requirements are more stringent. If a Cultivation entity is not operating other license types (is doing cultivation only), they applicable regulatory agency is the CDFA, and the requirements are fairly reasonable for indoor grows, but challenging for outdoor grows due to the CEQA requirements for environmental responsibility.
Applicants for BCC temporary cannabis licenses typically do not require BCC Forms to be completed, but they will need these forms for their annual license application to meet BCC regulations.
To read the BCC FAQ from their website, click here.
Click on a BCC Form type below to buy one of our templates or read more about them. We have the BCC-LIC-015 (Transportation Procedures), BCC-LIC-016 (Inventory Procedures), BCC-LIC-017 (Non-Laboratory Quality Control Procedures), BCC-LIC-018 (Security Procedures) and BCC-LIC-020 (Delivery Procedures) forms available, plus hourly California cannabis compliance consulting if you need more support getting your cannabis business application ready to submit.
Although all 5 of these forms must be submitted for each license type, some of the forms and answer do not apply to certain California cannabis license types. For example, Transportation only applies to the Distribution license type. In this case, other license types will need to submit this form, but state as the first answer, “As a Cultivation/Manufacturing/Retail Applicant, our company does not transport cannabis” and state “N/A” for the remaining questions on that form.
As another example, Retail applicants are not allowed to package and label cannabis, so several of the answers in the Quality Control Form (BCC-LIC-017) are not applicable, so the form should be submitted stating in response to Question #1, “As a Retail applicant, our company does not package or label cannabis.” and all subsequent questions on that form pertaining to packaging and labeling should be answered with “N/A”.
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The templates and information on this page are suitable for projects seeking the following:
* BCC Manufacturing License (as part of a Microbusiness)
* BCC Dispensary License (Retail Storefront or Non-Storefront)
* BCC Distribution License
* BCC Microbusiness License
* BCC Cultivation License (as part of a Microbusiness)
Haven’t seen the BCC License Application? Go straight to the applicable cannabis licensing page on their website.
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