Due to the significant number of unprocessed cannabis applications at the local level, the legislature has drafted an urgency ordinance SB-1459 Cannabis: Provisional License that will replace the State of California Temporary License for commercial cannabis activity with a Provisional License under pending urgency statute SB 1459.
The current law states that temporary state cannabis licenses will not be extended after January 1, 2019. However, if SB-1459 passes, which it likely will, the temporary license will be replaced by a provisional 12-month nonrenewable license.
To receive a provisional license, you must, among other things, hold or held a temporary license for the same premises, and have also submitted a completed license application with the licensing authority. The urgency statute will remain in effect until January 1, 2020.