Individuals interested in opening a delivery service must consider the two different licenses that are offered to the public by the BCC. These two license types are broken down into M (Medicinal) and A-U (Adult-Use) licenses.
Those with a class M license may service individuals that have a state-approved MMICP enrollment. MMICP allows for individuals ages 18 and older to engage in the purchasing of cannabis products from retailers without paying the sales & use tax. However, this does not meant that they are exempt from the 15% state excise tax.
A-U license holders may engage in the recreational sale of cannabis products to individuals that are aged 21 and older. These clients must pay the excise tax of 15%, local tax, and sales tax. They are not exempt from taxes in the way that MMICP holders are.
The latest regulations do not require for the entirety of the annual license fee to be paid until a business license for the applicant has been approved. Moreover, the fees associated with annual licenses have changed and are now based on a tiered system that depends on the amount of estimated annual revenue that is to be made.
The modification of any premises must be recorded and submitted to the BCC. This includes, but is not limited to the modification of entryways in a building, relocation of doorways, and serious modifications such as wall creation or removal. To stay safe on and err on the side of caution, be sure to record all of the modifications and have professional diagrams which show the progression of these changes.
Note: The latest regulation changes require submission of a Notification and Request Form, BCC-LIC-027
To accept shipments, cannabis retailers can chose to accept the entirety of a shipment or choose to reject part of the delivery. Goods that are different from what is on the invoice, damaged, or fall under non-compliant practices can be rejected and must be recorded into the METRC system.
Must be capable of alerting staff immediately. Alarm features such as motion sensors and audio devices should be considered!
Videos should be kept for a minimum of 90 days and be housed in a secure, tamper-proof device with the ability of being copied for the BCC at any point in time.
A 3% inventory reconciliation buffer of the average monthly sales is acceptable per BCC regulations. Inventory management must be assessed and completed once every 30 days, although regular reconciliation is recommended! Be sure to have backups of every document as BCC inspections may occur at any point.
DISCLAIMER: The materials made available in this resource guide are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your cannabis attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem!