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If you are applying as a verified Equity Applicant, you must be one of the following:
You must upload a description of how you meet the ownership requirements of the Equity Program. You must also upload any other material agreements in place for the existing ownership structure and operation of the business. These documents could include, but are not limited to: *
If you are applying as an Equity Incubator, you must upload your Equity Incubator Agreement. This agreement must meet the Equity Incubator Agreement requirements for your application to be considered complete: *
An owner means any of the following:
For all owners defined above we need:
You will need to tell the Office of Cannabis about any arrests or convictions that any of the owners have.
If any owners have relevant arrests or convictions, we would like:
You could include:
If your business is owned by another company or companies, we need:
To apply for a Cannabis Business Permit, all owners will need to get a background check with LiveScan. You can get background checks after you submit your application.
Every owner must:
Live Scan will send us your background check information. The Office of Cannabis will not accept background checks directly from applicants.
A Cannabis Business Permit allows you to do one type of business at one location unless you have a microbusiness. You need to tell us what type of business you will be running. Changing this later could complicate and severely delay your approvals, and could require you to submit a new application to the Office of Cannabis.
In the Cannabis Business Application (part 1), you need to let us know what will happen at the location where you are seeking a permit. You must pay for each permit, and you need a permit for each activity. Equity applicants won’t pay for their permits this year, but will pay for renewals in future years.
You can apply for a Cannabis Business Permit to be a:
A microbusiness gets 1 permit for 1 location to conduct 4 activities: cultivation (less than 10,000 square feet), manufacturing (non-volatile only), distribution, and retail.
To make sure your property is zoned for the right activity, we need to know what state permit you are applying for. We’ve pulled a list of California license types. But you should check the California Cannabis Portal for more information.
San Francisco is permitting retail medicinal use only or combined medicinal and adult use. That means if you want to sell adult use cannabis in San Francisco, you will be required to sell medicinal cannabis as a condition of your permit.