BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL, Substantially Related Offenses and Criteria for Rehabilitation

Bureau of Cannabis Control Emergency Regulations CODE OF REGULATIONS TITLE 16 DIVISION

§ 5017. Substantially Related Offenses and Criteria for Rehabilitation
(a) For the purpose of license denial, convictions that are substantially related to the
qualifications, functions, or duties of the business for which the application is made include:
(1) A violent felony conviction, as specified in subdivision (c) of section 667.5 of the Penal
(2) A serious felony conviction, as specified in subdivision (c) of section 1192.7 of the Penal
(3) A felony conviction involving fraud, deceit, or embezzlement.
(4) A felony conviction for hiring, employing, or using a minor in transporting, carrying, selling,
giving away, preparing for sale, or peddling, any controlled substance to a minor; or selling,
offering to sell, furnishing, offering to furnish, administering, or giving any controlled substance
to a minor.
(5) A felony conviction for drug trafficking with enhancements pursuant to Health and Safety
Code section 11370.4 or 11379.8.
(b) Except as provided in subsections (4) and (5) of subsection (a) and notwithstanding Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 480) of Division 1.5 of the Business and Professions Code, a prior
conviction, where the sentence, including any term of probation, incarceration, or supervised
release, is completed, for possession of, possession for sale, sale, manufacture, transportation, or
cultivation of a controlled substance is not considered substantially related, and shall not be the
sole ground for denial of a license. Conviction for any controlled substance felony subsequent to
licensure shall be grounds for revocation of a license or denial of the renewal of a license.
(c) When evaluating whether an applicant who has been convicted of a criminal offense that is
substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of the business for which the
application is made should be issued a license, the Bureau shall consider the following criteria of
(1) The nature and severity of the act or offense;
(2) Whether the person has a felony conviction based on possession or use of cannabis or
cannabis products that would not be a felony if the person was convicted of the offense on the
date of the person’s application;
(3) The applicant’s criminal record as a whole;

(4) Evidence of any act committed subsequent to the act or offense under consideration that
could be considered grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation of a commercial cannabis
activity license;
(5) The time that has elapsed since commission of the act or offense;
(6) The extent to which the applicant has complied with any terms of parole, probation,
restitution, or any other sanctions lawfully imposed against the applicant;
(7) If applicable, evidence of dismissal under Penal Code sections 1203.4, 1203.4(a), 1203.41 or
another state’s similar law;
(8) If applicable, a certificate of rehabilitation obtained under Penal Code section 4852.01 or
another state’s similar law; and
(9) Other evidence of rehabilitation submitted by the applicant.
(d) If an applicant has been denied a license based on a conviction, the applicant may request a
hearing pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26058 to determine if the applicant
should be issued a license.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 482 and 26057,
Business and Professions Code.

“If you can't figure it out, figure out a "work-around!" The NestEggg Group was founded with a firm belief that working exclusively with professional firms to help them see past their history into the potential of their futures. Your potential is limited only by your creativity. Jeff's business purpose— “why”—centers on changing results through viewing things in new ways. He expounds: “Changing our results requires changing our actions. Because what we do proves what we believe, only when we change our beliefs can we progress. New insights are what cause us to shift our beliefs.” So what results do you want to attain? Call Jeffrey (1-888-987-NEST) when it’s time for progress. About Robert "Jeffrey" Wolter, President The NestEggg Group, Inc & EgggsAct Tax, Inc. & Managing Member NestEggg Investment Advisors Jeffrey is a common sense and productivity strategist. He facilitates and teaches about growth, positioning, and pricing strategies; leadership; operations; business communications and philanthropy. What he does best—differently from others—is energize people while he shows them how to solve business effectiveness. He clarifies the intricate, huts new light. He encourages hope. He sets you up to make development possible. Jeffrey is recognized for his original ideas and success with practical implementation, even as he challenges the "norm". Jeffery is a skilled facilitator. His deep knowledge of his firm(s) operations and ability to understand the intricacies of All of his clients, gives way to sharp observation skills allow his grasp a firm’s nuances quickly. He then guides firm owners and their teams on their unique paths toward improved profitability, smoother operations, stronger cultures and how and when to give back. Since 1998, he's helped more than 5,024 QuickBooks users and business owners achieve results such as: expanding revenues, attracting and inspiring talent, aligning operations with long-term objectives, discovering and leveraging their differentiation, substantially increasing sales and proposal results, strengthening relationships with their clients, and finding more joy in their work. His 25+ year career background includes roles as entrepreneur, finance director, board of director for several nonprofit, creative business development, insurances agency owner, Wealth Management Firm owner, editor, Tax Specialist, Accounting Director, Mediator and more. Before creating his firm in 2007, Jeffrey was an accountant for several well know local firms and individuals. After building a successful accounting practice, he became intrigued and inspired by the uniqueness of how Insurance, Investment's/Wealth Management, Taxes and Accounting/Bookkeeping all tend to work together, he branched out and created his list of Affiliate Companies in 2012 & 2013 In 2013, joined the Intuit Accountants Council and has assisted in the continued enhancement of the popular QuickBooks (Desktop and Online versions) and did so until late 2015. In 2014 with the legalization of Marijuana, Jeff and his team have committed themselves to knowing as much about the industry and being there to offer Cannabis Compliant, Accounting, Tax & Insurance to business owners that have or need help in keeping in with the Federal government's "280E"
Contact Us

Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.