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Permit Licensing Law & Compliance for California Cannabis Premises, 2020 Essential News, Information & Updates

California Cannabis Premises

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Does premises mean parcel of land or property lot?

No, it is not the same.

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

Yes, the landowner of the premise must provide approval.

If a business has more than one premise, does each premise need to be licensed?

Yes, each premise is required to be licensed.

Does each premise require a license?

Yes, each premise requires a license.

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

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

Is a premises diagram required with the license application?

Yes, a premises diagram is required.


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