California Cannabis Business License Compliance Distributor Transport Only Medicinal M Type 13, 2019 Relevant News, Events, Information & Updates

California Cannabis Distributors

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can a cannabis Distributor Transport Only (Type 13) transport to?

A distributor can transport cannabis goods to the following parties:
  • licensed cultivators
  • licensed manufacturers
  • licensed distributors

Can a Distributor Transport Only (Type 13) licensee transport cannabis goods to a licensed retailer?

No, a Type 13 Distributor licensee cannot transport cannabis goods to a licensed retailer. However, they can transport for immature live plants and seeds from a licensed nursery.

Who can transport cannabis goods?

Only a distributor can transport cannabis goods.

What different types of Distributor Licenses are there?

Distributor (Type 11) and Distributor Transport Only (Type 13)

Can a Distributor Transport Only (Type 13) licensee engage in any other distributor activities?

No, a licensee cannot engage in any other distributor activities.

What are the responsibilities of a cannabis Distributor (type 11)?

  • Transporting cannabis goods
  • arranging for laboratory testing of cannabis goods
  • conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods
  • ensuring goods comply with all packaging and labeling requirements.
  • Storage of cannabis goods

What are the key requirements of Distributors?

  • CDTFA seller's permit
  • Alarm system must be on transport vehicles
  • If they are clearly identified, Medicinal and Adult-use cannabis goods can be transported together
  • Shipping manifest prior to transport must be created

State Authority & Contact:

Bureau of Cannabis Control (CA Department of Consumer Affairs)
PO Box 419016, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9106
Phone: 1-833-768-5880

Scope of Licenses:

  • A-Type 11 (Adult-Use Recreational Distributor)
  • A-Type 13 (Adult-Use Recreational Distributor Transport Only)
  • M-Type 11 (Medicinal Non-Storefront Distributor)
  • M-Type 13 (Medicinal Distributor Transport Only)


  • Evidence of legal right to occupy and use the proposed premises location.
  • Premises Diagram Form
  • Business formation documents, including all documents filed with the CA Secretary of State (SOS). Foreign corporations must include a copy of the Certificate of Qualification from the SOS.
  • Evidence of premises compliance with local jurisdiction, if applicable.
  • Labor peace agreement or notarized statement indicating that you will enter into and abide by the terms of a labor peace agreement, if applicable.
  • Limited sovereign immunity waiver, if applicable.
  • Evidence of exemption from, or compliance with, the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Proof of commercial general liability insurance in the aggregate of no less than $2 million and no less than $1 million for each loss.
  • Financial Information Form
  • Proof of surety bond in the amount of $5,000, payable to the State of California.
  • Transportation procedures
  • Inventory procedures
  • Quality control procedures
  • Security procedures
  • Evidence of compliance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and its implementing laws before September 1, 2016, if applicable.

Licensing Fees:

  • $1,200: Revenue Up to $500,000
  • $5,000: Revenue between $2 million to $8 million
  • $36,000: Revenue between $8 million to $80 million
  • $125,000: Revenue greater than $8 million
Distributor Transport Only Self-Distribution
  • $500: Revenue Up to $2 million
  • $2,000: Revenue between $2 million to $8 million
Distributor Transport Only
  • $800: Revenue Up to $2 million
  • $2,500: Revenue between $2 million to $8 million



California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

Download PNG file or Download JPG file

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding primary panel requirements cannabis training Labor peace agreement local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 100 mg of THC per package BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL temporary license at least 99% purity Distributor transport disposal and destruction methods 2019 revisions identity of the product annual license application compliance with local jurisdiction track and trace system testing of cannabis goods alcoholic beverages Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Extractions using CO2 secondary package consumption of alcohol or tobacco Transport vehicles alarm system operating premises LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS commercial cannabis manufacturing an officer or director of a cannabis business shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit shared-use manufacturing facilities adult-use commercial cannabis activity sanitary workplaces CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensing scheme Microbusiness M-license Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) transport cannabis goods to retailer Licensee Lookup Tool public health and safety cannabis cultivation licensing destruction of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review 120 days some nutritional facts shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Local Authorization recordkeeping Percentage of ownership manned motor vehicle Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act written procedures for inventory control periods of 90 days extensions Category II Residual Pesticides Testing manufacturing practices public Licensee Lookup Tool supply chain nonlaboratory quality control conditional license list of artificial food colorings financial interest holder The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) persons 21 years of age or older product as a candy prohibited cannabis event organizer license cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Foreign Material Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods separate applications contaminants Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control amount of sodium 600 foot radius of a school no added caffeine Type S share facility space contaminant free hydrocarbon-based solvents packaging testing lab entry into the legal, regulated market Ethanol tinctures amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2019 recent news required limits supplemental label 2019 regulations medicinal commercial cannabis activity packaging and labeling Retailer (Type 10) 600-foot radius of a school member manager limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving manufacturers who package for other producers period of 120 days secured area Transition Period chain of custody Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Temporary License Application testing methods Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates 2019 issues Financial information delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Terpenoids Testing labels not be attractive Business Organizational concentrate storage of cannabis goods manufacturing cannabis market ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Premises Information quality control limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package inventory health impacts of cannabis Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods vape cartridges CO2 and ethanol extractions Local Jurisdictions Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2019 new laws managing member cannabis waste pre-made or purchased topicals A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Identifying information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods transportation of cannabis goods highly-concentrated oils or waxes sanitary and hazard-free environment MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH convicted of a substantially related crime hang tag or a peel-back label infusion product guidelines cannabis sales and/or consumption licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity state cannabis licensing three state cannabis-licensing authorities Mycotoxins Testing Proposed Section 40133 tobacco products licensed cannabis manufacturers ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS diagram of the business’s layout Temporary Cannabis Event stickers local jurisdiction’s requirements Distributor Transport Only loop system waste management laws Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Mechanical disposal license review process Cannabis Manufacturing medicinal and adult-use markets regulatory framework distributors unique ID/batch number tamper-evident property for the commercial cannabis activity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands finished product child-resistant packaging Vehicle Requirements cannabis adult-use products evidence of rehabilitation 2019 problems transporting cannabis goods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing manufacturer's name Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) commercial cannabis products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Bond and Insurance Information Edibles– Products exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use or both markets laboratory quality assurance Fingerprints Local Authorization Attachment Operating Procedures security and cannabis waste disposal licensing cannabis microbusinesses packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 packaging and labeling requirements A-licensees equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Business Information motor carrier permit opaque exit package CDPH-9041 Manufacturing (non-volatile) The California Department of Public Health's Category I Residual Pesticides Testing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) mandated warning statements Owner cultivation Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2019 fines volatile solvent Local Issuing Authority Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Personnel Requirements Premises Diagram medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin security Bond in the amount of $5,000 commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensed premises edible products definition of owner Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis plants Premises diagram investment into a commercial cannabis business California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requiring refrigeration remove THC/CBD carbohydrates and fat per serving ownership premises is not within a Government MCSB A-license Temporary License Application Information microbusinesses California Department of Public Health Cannabinoids Testing Temporary event up to 4 days ingredient list CDPH-issued universal symbol Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles dried flower certified by a California-licensed engineer emergency regulations comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Cultivation less than 10,000 re-sealable must enter certain events CDTFA seller’s permit Proposition 65 A-license and an M-license cannabis industries California Public Records Act extraction local jurisdiction surety bond manufacturing activities Live Scans for each owner Individual Owner amount of THC content premises diagram payable to the state of California licensed cannabis cultivators Physical address sampling standards Food-grade Butter/Oil 2019 important information evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises edibles packaging opaque Criminal History Financial Interest commercial cannabis manufacturers protocol regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis designated structure capsules allergen information cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) testing laboratories immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensed physical location (premises) structure and formation documents scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products transportation sugar retailers shipping manifest licensing cannabis distributors aggregate interest of 20% or more transportation and security Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 loan provided to a commercial cannabis business extracts inhalable cannabis M-licensees workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) operating procedures Arranging for laboratory testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Retailer (nonstorefront) local jurisdiction authorization THC levels waste disposal Licensee Information 2019 proposed changes Licensees compliance with regulations licensed cannabis distributors Seller’s permit number licensing cannabis retailers 2019 laws Application Checklist Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Heavy Metals Testing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California potentially-hazardous foods three cannabis licensing authorities labeling commercial kitchens access to the area(s) 2019 updates 2019 resolutions Butane/Hexane/Propane licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacture cannabis products disclosure of all criminal convictions The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) health claims Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Form # CDPH-9041 online licensing system meat and seafood, and other products informational panel secondary packaging Track and Trace no infusion of alcohol minimum standards for extraction processes inventory and quality control final form Moisture Content Testing government warning statement label manufacturing cannabis products procedures for inventory control Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) sales of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest MCSB’s temporary license application valid waiver small product packaging no infusion of nicotine exit packaging activity for a period of 120 days basic nutritional information Completed Temporary License Application Form 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market paper inserted into the packaging commercial cannabis activity cannabis cartoons product formulation licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises child-resistant outer package Carbon Dioxide (CO2) good manufacturing practices 2019 compliance and more.

In addition, Qualified individual cannabis concentrates Adequate Premises Edible cannabis product Department alternate use of a manufacturing premises Distribution Serving track and trace system cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Bureau Immature plant Raw material Dried flower Nonmanufactured cannabis product Cannabis product Sanitize Limited-access area Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Labeling Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Ingredient Primary panel Preventive controls Request for Live Scan Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Outdoor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Informational panel Pest list of cannabis manufacturers Quality control operation Applicant Component THC Watts per square foot Type 11 (Distributor) Cultivation site Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 M-license Finished product Specialty Outdoor CBD Track and trace system Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Volatile solvent Hazard Personnel Allergen Manufacturer licensee Quality Medium Indoor Kief products similar to traditional food products prohibited Quarantine adulteration Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Environmental pathogen Holding Net weight Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Monitor Infusion Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents DPH-17-010E Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Indoor cultivation Nursery Canopy Cultivation Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Outdoor Track-and-trace systems Outdoor cultivation MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Topical cannabis product Allergen cross-contact Small Indoor Quality control personnel Harvest Batch Mature plant Mixed-light cultivation Wet weight Proposition 65 warning statement Pathogen Processing aid Processor UID Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 10 (Retailer) Microorganisms Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Package Specialty Indoor Universal symbol Pre-roll package flower or pre-rolls Flowering Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type N – for infusions Theoretical yield Specialty Cottage Indoor infused pre-rolls Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Verification Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Validation Actual yield Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock CBD from industrial hemp Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Adult-use Market Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Commercial cannabis activity In-process material Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Licensee Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Batch Processing Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA infused butters and oils as concentrates Adulterated Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Unique identifier Manufacture Contact surface Process THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Extraction Lot Product Identity Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Nonvolatile solvent and more.

Disclaimer: Informational and educational purposes. Self-help services (not legal advice). Site is not affiliated with any state agency. Note that site might not contain the most updated information. Your receipt of any information from this site does not create a relationship. Prior results do not guarantee or suggest a similar result in other matters. No promise is made with regard to services or content's reliability, availabilty, or ability to meet any needs. Information and services provided "AS IS."

All Rights Reserved