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INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE TEMPORARY CANNABIS RETAILER APPLICATION SECTION A – APPLICANT/BUSINESS INFORMATION When completing the application, the applicant must select the appropriate license type and designation for the cannabis activity they will be conducting: License Application Type • Adult-Use (A-License) • Medicinal (M-License) Retailer – Non-Storefront (Delivery): Sells and delivers cannabis or cannabis products to consumers. A Retailer Non-Storefront must have a licensed premises, but is not open to the public. It conducts sales exclusively by delivery. Retailer (Storefront Sales): Sells and delivers cannabis and cannabis products to consumers. A retailer must have a licensed premises which may be open to the public to sell cannabis and cannabis products to consumers. Sales may also be conducted by delivery. Business Organizational Structure All applicants are required to identify their business organizational structure. Business Contact Information If an individual, the first and last name of the applicant must be provided. If the applicant is a business entity, then the full legal business name is required. The applicant business name must be identical to the name listed on the business-formation documents submitted to the Bureau. The applicant must provide the physical address of the premises, and the mailing address if it is different. The applicant must also provide the business website address, email address, and telephone number. Social Security Number/Individual Taxpayer Identification Number/ Federal Employer Identification Number Each applicant must provide a valid United States Social Security Number (SSN), Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), before an application can be approved. SECTION B – PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON The primary contact is the individual who is designated as the person the licensing authorities can contact for information regarding the business. The applicant must provide the primary contact’s name, title, telephone number, and email address. SECTION C – LIST OF OWNERS An owner is defined as a person with an aggregate ownership interest in the commercial cannabis business of 20 percent or more, unless the interest is solely a security, lien or encumbrance. An owner includes: • A person with an aggregate ownership of 20 percent or more in the person applying for a license or a licensee, unless the interest is solely a security, lien or encumbrance. • The chief executive officer (CEO) of a nonprofit or other entity (i.e. corporation) • A member of the board of directors of a nonprofit. • The trustee(s) and all persons who have control of the trust and/or the commercial cannabis business that is held by a trust. • An individual who will be participating in the direction, control, or management of the person applying for a license. This could include: o A partner of a commercial cannabis business that is organized as a partnership. o A non-member manager or managing partner of a commercial cannabis business that is organized as a limited liability company. o An officer or director of a commercial cannabis business that is organized as a corporation. • Any individual that assumes responsibility for the license. • When an entity has an aggregate ownership interest of 20 percent or more, the CEO and/or members of the board of directors of the entity shall be considered owners. BCC-LIC-002A (Rev. 7/18) Page 1 of 2 SECTION D – ENTITY OWNERSHIP An entity is anything other than an individual. If an entity is an owner of the commercial cannabis business pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26001(al), the applicant must provide the entity’s name, organizational structure, ownership percentage, telephone number, and email address. SECTION E – REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS/DOCUMENTS Premises Diagram Applicants are required to provide a diagram of the premises, which must be drawn to scale and clearly identify the following: • Boundaries of the property. If only a portion of the property is used for the cannabis business, the applicant must label the other areas and state what they are being used for. • If the premises is located on only a portion of the property that includes a residence, the diagram shall clearly show the designation of the buildings for the premises and the residence. • Dimensions of all rooms and the premises. • Entrances, exits and walls under exclusive control of the applicant as well as designated entrances and exits for each additional premises. The diagram shall also show all common or shared areas of the property; lobbies, hallways, bathrooms, and breakrooms. • Interior partitions, windows, and doors. • Description of cannabis activity that will be conducted in each area of the premises. Commercial cannabis activities that must be identified on the diagram may include the following, if applicable to business operations; storage, batch sampling, loading/unloading of shipments, packaging and labeling, customer sales, loading for deliveries, extractions, cultivation, or processing. • Limited-access areas. • Numbering and location of all cameras. Documentation of Local Authorization Applicants are required to submit a copy of a valid license, permit, or other authorization from the local jurisdiction with the application for licensure. Evidence of Legal Right to Occupy If the applicant owns the property, a copy of the title or deed must be provided. If the applicant does not own the property, a statement from the property owner that the applicant has the legal right to occupy the property to perform commercial cannabis activities and a copy of the applicant’s rental agreement must be provided. Additional Information Incomplete Application If the application is incomplete, a notification will be sent to all owners listed on the application with details regarding the information still needed to process the application. Notification of incomplete information on an Owner Submittal will only be sent to the specific owner. Withdrawal of Application If the applicant wishes to withdraw the submitted application, a written withdrawal request, including the date and signature of at least one owner must be submitted.