California reminds marijuana firms temporary licenses set to expire

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California cannabis regulators are alerting marijuana companies that temporary business permits that took effect at the start of the year will begin expiring at the end of April.

Regulators issued the temporary permits during the state’s transition into a new marijuana regulatory system.

The permits took effect beginning New Year’s Day and were valid for 120 days, depending on when they were issued.

They will begin lapsing April 30, according to notices sent out by the three agencies that oversee the industry.

Regulators are also telling temporary license holders they have the option to renew the temporary permits for an additional 90 days if they need more time to submit permanent license applications.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture – which licenses growers – began sending out reminder notices April 3.

The Department of Public Health, which oversees manufacturers, and the Bureau of Cannabis Control, which oversees all other types of plant-touching companies, soon followed suit with their own notices.

More information on licensing can be found at the state’s Cannabis Portal.