The Bureau of Cannabis Control has specific
compliance requirements for all marijuana-related businesses. Everything from
the packaging to delivery is required for following licensing specifications.
Businesses that do not adhere to these can have their license suspended or even
revoked. Could your business be at risk?
Here are common compliance mistakes many of
our clients come to us with.
Without a License
Cannabis businesses running without proper
licenses in California are quickly being removed from the market to make room
for legitimate operations. However, some businesses fall out of compliance
without realizing it. It could be due to an update in the Cannabis Laws or even a lapse on their license
renewal. In some cases, a suspended or revoked license is caused by working
with another nonlicensed company. Do you know if your business partners have the
correct licenses? If not, you could be putting your license and livelihood at
Marketing in the Cannabis industry can be a
difficult area for many businesses to navigate. Whether it’s digital
advertising such as social media and website or printed material like flyers
and posters, all of these pieces my comply with not only with Cannabis laws,
but also California’s robust Consumer Protection laws. Are you making
unsupported claims about your business or industry? Are you inadvertently
marketing to minors? If you are concerned about any of these questions, you
want to seek professional counsel from lawyers like those at Unlock
to Your Business Plan
When applying for a Cannabis license, you are
required to provide meticulous details to exactly how your business will run.
You must provide a detailed floor plan that with specific areas identified.
Once your license is approved, and your business is up and running, it’s
imperative to follow your proposal. Clients have come to us with suspended
licenses because they have made changes to their business structure. When we
compared their current business plan with their proposed plan, we found major
changes that needed review by the licensing board. If you are an investor or
business owner, avoid this risk to your license by consulting with our team
before you make any changes.
in Nonlicensed Activity
The Cannabis market is
flooded with businesses. Although many of these operations are functioning
within the law, many more are not. No matter what type of license you hold, you
are most certainly working with another business in the distribution chain. If
any other those businesses you work with do not have the proper licenses, your
license is at risk. Contact Unlock
Legal. We can help you navigate the crowded industry and ensure your
license is protected.
Do you need help finding and resolving cannabis
compliance and regulatory issues before your license is questioned? We can help.
Give us a call at 949-268-2857.