Starting in June 2018, the Office of Cannabis Management will coordinate with licensed dispensaries and associated public education to campaign on how to find legally operating retail storefronts. June would mark the start of an emblem program that would help to identify stores operating within the confines of the legal system.
Though a step in the right stride that will hardly alleviate the hundreds of shops illegally operating who will continue to operate just the same. The city has more important things to do like grant licenses which may be the reason they do and will continue to operate in the grey. The licensing process whether for retail, manufacturing, distribution or cultivation is confusing and that’s being subtle.
The licensing phase has begun and we are currently in phase 3, so what did you miss thus far?
Phase 1 of the licensing consisted of Prop M priority licensing applicants. This ended on March 5th of this year. For more on that check out Section 104.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code
Phase 2 of the licensing consisted of “Non-Retailer Commercial Cannabis Activity”. This phase ended April 1, 2018. For more on that check Section 104.08 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
Phase 3 is upon us and this is when they are supposed to accept Commercial Cannabis Activity for the general public. For more on that check Los Angeles’ Cannabis Ordinances.
The Office of Cannabis Management latest report updates were on:
- Developing regulatory framework for commercial cannabis in unincorporated areas.
- Cannabis resentencing and its reclassification recommendations.
- A health impact assessment regarding commercial cannabis regulations and a teen cannabis use prevention campaign.
- A strategic plan to close unlicensed cannabis businesses and contract services and engagement for local cities regulating commercial cannabis.
The first step toward legal compliance is the real estate, without that applying is not possible. The licensing application will include things like a security plan, best practices, past experience, community development and the real estate. Ensuring that you are in the correct zone is the first step in the real estate process. My Cannabis specialty team at Rosano Partners is barring none the most experienced group of commercial real estate agents focused in the Cannabis industry. We keep up with the local politics, possess the knowledge and have been successful time after time successfully completing the Commercial Real Estate component of the Cannabis business licensing process. We know the market and use proprietary evaluations to give owners/users real numbers to know where their profits of a grow should yield. We work with several top companies and organizations to promote the use of commercial real estate and cannabis. For more information email me at [email protected]
Nachitta, J. (n.d.). Retrieved June 1, 2018, from http://cannabis.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Fifth-Qrtly-Rept-Regarding-the-Development-of-Cannabis-Regulations-and-Other-Activities…-Items-3-and-9-Agenda-of-Feb.-7-2017.pdf