Jun 2022
3 min

California Dispensary Ownership Rules


Submit the following information for each owner:

  • At least 21 years of Age
  • Full legal name
  • Owner’s title within the commercial cannabis business
  • Date and place of birth
  • Social security number or individual taxpayer identification number
  • Contact information (mailing address, email address, and phone number)
  • The owner’s current employer
  • The percentage of ownership interest held in the commercial cannabis business by the owner
  • The number of the owner’s government-issued ID
  • Complete and pass background check
  • A detailed description of any relevant administrative orders or civil judgements. An owner may provide mitigating information.
  • Optional: A statement of rehabilitation

Why is it important?

It's important to know the requirements for ownerships of a cannabis dispensary in CaliforniA so that you can put together a team of owners who qualify for licensing. Having a team member who does not qualify for licensing could cause denial of licensure and delays in your license application.

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