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State Cannabis Licensing Authorities Offer 60-Day License Fee Deferrals

Post Date:05/14/2020 1:18 PM

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that businesses with state commercial cannabis licenses that expire now through June 30, 2020, may request 60-day deferrals of their license fee payments. This adds financial assistance to the relief provided to licensees from specific regulatory requirements. Read more >> 

If an operator requests a deferral of license payment, what happens to the expired license?

The instructions for the licensee are to submit the renewal application, choose “cash payment” in the payment section of the application, and then request relief with CalCannabis@cdfa.ca.gov .

Once the request for relief is approved, the license renewal application will be approved by CalCannabis. This allows CalCannabis to issue a new license, while we wait for the payment to come in within the 60-day deferral time period.

If they do not pay, then the licensee risks suspension or revocation of the license. Note: this is 60 days from the date of the license expiration.

How will the local jurisdiction know the deferral has been approved?

The license will be renewed for another 12 months and reflect an Active status. If a licensing action is executed for non-payment, the Licensing Actions Unit will notify the local POC when the action is served to the licensee.

Will some type of license be issued to provide them with an additional 60 days?

No, the existing license is renewed for an additional 12 months.

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