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What are the requirements to sell to a dispensary in California

patrick17
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cuddlesthesheep
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BigmanBud
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In CA, a grower can “donate” their “overage” (that which is beyond your personal needs, beyond those of your patient network as a “caregiver”, beyond that of your “collective” as designated grower, etc) to a legal medical dispensary and expect to recieve appropriate compensation for time, power/water consumption, and other related expenses.

Now that the “Legal” is covered, you either have to have beyond exceptional product, or nice smelling “mids” that you let go for “bargain basement prices”. All dispensaries grow for themselves and have an established network of “suppliers”. In order to get your foot in the door you have to “knock their socks off” with some super buds, or undercut the next guy with “mids” on the super cheap. Generalized.

Come 2018 this changes. Licenses available/required will be for Medical Dispensaries, Retail Distribution, Transporting, and Cultivation (various).

Jeremy Pivens
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In CA, a grower can “donate” their “overage” (that which is beyond your personal needs, beyond those of your patient network as a “caregiver”, beyond that of your “collective” as designated grower, etc) to a legal medical dispensary and expect to recieve appropriate compensation for time, power/water consumption, and other related expenses.

Now that the “Legal” is covered, you either have to have beyond exceptional product, or nice smelling “mids” that you let go for “bargain basement prices”. All dispensaries grow for themselves and have an established network of “suppliers”. In order to get your foot in the door you have to “knock their socks off” with some super buds, or undercut the next guy with “mids” on the super cheap. Generalized.

Come 2018 this changes. Licenses available/required will be for Medical Dispensaries, Retail Distribution, Transporting, and Cultivation (various).

a mongo frog
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Dr. Who
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MI is doing the same.
Going lic. grows to sell to disp. NO caregiver overage anything!
Next step will be the reduction of plant counts for caregivers and patient growers.
I suspect that in the future (considering the strangle hold the religious FAR right has on state politic’s). They may down the road, simply phase out any caregiver/patient growing.

I laugh at the narrow minded that say they “can’t”. “We passed a law.” Yeah, so what?
As long as the state has a way for patients to get meds. The law is honored and they can change the rest of the content of the law as they see fit!

Yodaweed
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MI is doing the same.
Going lic. grows to sell to disp. NO caregiver overage anything!
Next step will be the reduction of plant counts for caregivers and patient growers.
I suspect that in the future (considering the strangle hold the religious FAR right has on state politic’s). They may down the road, simply phase out any caregiver/patient growing.

I laugh at the narrow minded that say they “can’t”. “We passed a law.” Yeah, so what?
As long as the state has a way for patients to get meds. The law is honored and they can change the rest of the content of the law as they see fit!

Dr. Who
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cuddlesthesheep
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BigmanBud
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In CA, a grower can “donate” their “overage” (that which is beyond your personal needs, beyond those of your patient network as a “caregiver”, beyond that of your “collective” as designated grower, etc) to a legal medical dispensary and expect to recieve appropriate compensation for time, power/water consumption, and other related expenses.

Now that the “Legal” is covered, you either have to have beyond exceptional product, or nice smelling “mids” that you let go for “bargain basement prices”. All dispensaries grow for themselves and have an established network of “suppliers”. In order to get your foot in the door you have to “knock their socks off” with some super buds, or undercut the next guy with “mids” on the super cheap. Generalized.

Come 2018 this changes. Licenses available/required will be for Medical Dispensaries, Retail Distribution, Transporting, and Cultivation (various).

a mongo frog
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BigmanBud
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No, but Yes. What I’ve heard is that CA is going to make it extremely difficult to qualify for “Medical”. Why? “Medical” is exempt from a tax (or two). Lower tax, less money for the State, cheaper for the consumer. Right now, damn near anyone (of age w/ID) can get a rec. My back is kinda fucked (not proper fucked, but close, good as long as I stay strong/in the gym). When 215 first came about, I grabbed all of my X-rays, MRI’s, Drs/Orthopedic surgeons diagnosis’/prognosis’, proof of “minor surgery”, and headed to a rec Dr “far from home”. Shitty building, unmarked offices, trying to find my may, when Inpassed a door and heard “Man, I smoke so much fucking weed. ”.

Only State approved “legitimate” patients will be awarded “Medical recs” as needed. Meaning, it will be close to prescription, monitored, and limited. They do not want anyone circumventing the new taxes.

This is where “smokers” failed themselves. It was essentially legal before, now the State can tax as they see fit, incarcerate as necessary.. It was not the “non-smokers” voting “Yes”.

xtsho
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To get as accurate information regarding California’s marijuana laws as possible you would be wise to start at these websites.

Bureau of Cannabis Control
http://bcc.ca.gov/

Daveindiego
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You took an entry level position with a dispensary with an understanding of bringing in ‘occasional’ ‘overages’?

xtsho
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You took an entry level position with a dispensary with an understanding of bringing in ‘occasional’ ‘overages’?

No dispensary in any legal state is going to risk their licensing by allowing an entry level employee to provide product that they sell. Anyone that has gone through the licensing process and other requirements to provide marijuana to dispensaries is not going to be working an entry level job at a dispensary to begin with. Dispensaries already have access to all they need. There are over 150 licensed dispensary’s within a ten mile radius of where I live. They have so much that they’re almost giving it away. At any given time there are numerous promotions and discounts going on. In fact it’s cheaper to just buy it when you take into account the cost in time and money to grow it. Which in my case is minimal because I use the KISS method. For some like me it’s a hobby more than anything else.

It’s tough to get started in any business and the cannabis industry has many more obstacles, potential pitfalls, and an unknown future. There is nothing stopping the feds from overnight deciding to enforce federal law “cannabis is a schedule 1 drug” and conduct raids across the country in legal states. Seizing assets and shutting businesses down. They show up with tow trucks ready to seize your vehicle. You might prevail in court and recover your assets but that could take years. In the meantime you’re livelihood is put on hold. Nothing I’m putting my money into. I wish anyone the best if they decide to try and make a living off of cannabis. But for me I just don’t see the reward/risk ratio I need to. Once you’re all registered legally to do legitimate business your name is on a list that the feds have access to. That’s a list I don’t want to be on.

Does anyone know what the requirements are to sell to a local dispensary in California? Thanks!

Licensing

Licenses issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and CDPH’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch for cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers are now in effect as of January 1, 2018 and businesses are now operating in California’s newly-legal commercial cannabis market. More than 10,000 cannabis operators, from Shasta Lake to the City of San Diego, hold state licenses in the largest cannabis market in the country.

A state license is required to engage in commercial cannabis activity in California. Applicants will also need to provide proof of approval from the local jurisdiction they’ll be operating in before a license can be issued. Please note that if a local jurisdiction prohibits commercial cannabis activity, the state cannot issue a license for a premises within that local jurisdiction.

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Licensing Licenses issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and CDPH’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch for cultivators, manufacturers, retailers,