The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) will complete and review background checks on individuals associated with an RMD as part of the RMD application for a Certificate of Registration.
If an individual associated with a proposed RMD is deemed unsuitable, you may elect to remove that individual from the application and submit another individual for the proposed role during the application process.
See Guidance for RMDs Regarding Background Checks for more detailed information.
For more information about the RMD application process, please see the FAQ about the RMD application process or the apply for a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD) Certificate of Registration page.
Background check forms
Background checks for the Registered Marijuana Dispensary application process are conducted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) contracted vendor, Creative Services Inc. (CSI).
The cover sheet, authorization forms (3 forms per individual), and payment must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the name of the Corporation and marked: authorization forms. The required forms are below:
- Background Check Authorizations cover sheet
- CORI Acknowledgement Form
- Disclosure and Acknowledgment Form- PDF
- Release & Authorization Form - PDF
For complete instructions to submit the Background Check forms and payment, please see Background Check instructions.