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California Cannabis Retail Requirements

If you want to start a cannabis retail business in California, you must first understand the following laws and regulations in order to run your cannabis business smoothly.


Cannabis retail

Cannabis retailers sell cannabis products through storefront stores (pharmacies) or delivery.

Retail license

Enterprises need retail licenses to sell cannabis products. The type of retail license they need depends on whether they have a store that customers visit in person.

Type 9: non store retailer (delivery only)

Non store retailers sell cannabis products to customers only through delivery.

Type 10: storefront retailer

Storefront retailers have physical locations for selling cannabis products. Storefront retailers can also offer cannabis products.

Business Hours

Retailers can sell marijuana products between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. your city or county can set a stricter time. This means:

  • In store sales transactions must be completed before 10:00 p.m

  • The delivery driver must return to the retail store before 10:00 p.m

Customer age verification

Cannabis can only be purchased in the following ways:

  • Adult customers aged 21 and above

  • Internal medicine patients aged 18 or above and recommended by doctors

Retailers must verify the age of their customers by checking their ID. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • A photo ID card issued by the government, such as a driver's license

  • Soldiers with photo ID cards

  • Passport

What retailers can sell

Cannabis retailers can only sell:

  • Cannabis commodities that have passed testing and quality assurance reviews, such as:

  • Hemp accessories, such as:

  • Branded merchandise for a licensed business


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