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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding secondary packaging tamper-evident manufacturers who package for other producers local jurisdiction authorization Local Authorization supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Transport vehicles alarm system supply chain required limits loop system sanitary workplaces shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control three cannabis licensing authorities packaging and labeling Foreign Material Testing health impacts of cannabis Temporary Cannabis Event infusion amount of sodium Operating Procedures state cannabis licensing A-license unique ID/batch number waste disposal Retailer (Type 10) transport cannabis goods to retailer at least 20% ownership interest contaminants Vehicle Requirements sugar temporary license Industrial Hemp Advisory Board CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package property for the commercial cannabis activity immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Identifying information contaminant free testing of cannabis goods Distributor Transport Only Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 600-foot radius of a school cannabis training manufacturing cannabis products licensed physical location (premises) operating premises 2019 updates Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Proposed Section 40133 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing no infusion of alcohol the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Individual Owner medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis market premises diagram minimum standards for extraction processes some nutritional facts designated structure allergen information licensing cannabis distributors Mycotoxins Testing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS final form purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles dried flower edibles packaging opaque medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 100 mg of THC per package security and cannabis waste disposal potentially-hazardous foods written procedures for inventory control MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH stickers mandated warning statements Owner medicinal commercial cannabis activity tobacco products requiring refrigeration labeling limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving testing lab primary panel requirements small product packaging extraction Proposition 65 cannabis waste commercial cannabis products manufacturing practices Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 nonlaboratory quality control basic nutritional information financial interest holder licensed cannabis distributors scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Track and Trace commercial cannabis manufacturing activity access to the area(s) annual license application 2019 recent news 2019 problems 2019 issues no added caffeine hydrocarbon-based solvents Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Retailer (nonstorefront) licensed cannabis cultivators Premises Diagram Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing testing laboratories conditional license compliance with local jurisdiction inventory persons 21 years of age or older carbohydrates and fat per serving transportation aggregate interest of 20% or more packaging informational panel compliance with regulations cultivation surety bond local jurisdiction’s requirements local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations regulatory framework Physical address public Licensee Lookup Tool pre-made or purchased 2019 new laws CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensed cannabis manufacturers valid waiver remove THC/CBD Moisture Content Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) medicinal and adult-use markets alcoholic beverages 2019 fines Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis sales and/or consumption Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Heavy Metals Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Ethanol 2019 resolutions 2019 proposed changes Licensees managing member disclosure of all criminal convictions certified by a California-licensed engineer Carbon Dioxide (CO2) security sanitary and hazard-free environment no infusion of nicotine track and trace system Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2019 laws re-sealable manned motor vehicle Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California procedures for inventory control Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) evidence of rehabilitation transportation of cannabis goods protocol onsite consumption of cannabis goods amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package online licensing system hang tag or a peel-back label Temporary License Application Information A-licensees Temporary event up to 4 days cannabis event organizer license Extractions using CO2 commercial kitchens licensing scheme Fingerprints highly-concentrated oils or waxes definition of owner sampling standards licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories The California Department of Public Health's evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Licensee Lookup Tool licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers laboratory quality assurance Cultivation less than 10,000 secured area Local Issuing Authority 120 days microbusinesses manufacturer's name an officer or director of a cannabis business transporting cannabis goods activity for a period of 120 days Licensee Information California Department of Public Health Premises Information Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) cannabis cartoons CO2 and ethanol extractions capsules Temporary License Application exception for testing laboratories commercial cannabis manufacturers destruction of cannabis goods labels not be attractive public health and safety list of artificial food colorings Transition Period A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license disposal 600 foot radius of a school packaging and labeling requirements Cannabis Manufacturing Financial Interest meat and seafood, and other products packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Type S share facility space Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation licensing cannabis retailers quality control distributors Cannabinoids Testing storage of cannabis goods Premises diagram extracts Labor peace agreement three state cannabis-licensing authorities government warning statement label Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) recordkeeping motor carrier permit payable to the state of California 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market MCSB comply with all packaging and labeling requirements delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 2019 important information finished product highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Local Authorization Attachment California Department of Public Health (CDPH) medicinal and adult-use or both markets regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed premises Butane/Hexane/Propane must enter certain events Criminal History emergency regulations 2019 revisions period of 120 days license review process waste management laws Local Jurisdictions Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis plants Category II Residual Pesticides Testing topicals Terpenoids Testing diagram of the business’s layout shared-use manufacturing facilities manufacturing activities Personnel Requirements child-resistant outer package persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business retailers MCSB’s temporary license application concentrate Completed Temporary License Application Form Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products paper inserted into the packaging Mechanical Food-grade Butter/Oil ingredient list sales of cannabis goods Financial information licensing cannabis microbusinesses cannabis adult-use products commercial cannabis manufacturing supplemental label cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale loan provided to a commercial cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division at least 99% purity shipping manifest separate applications cannabis industries Arranging for laboratory testing commercial cannabis activity testing methods CDPH-issued universal symbol Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) manufacture cannabis products Percentage of ownership Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction Form # CDPH-9041 THC levels convicted of a substantially related crime 2019 regulations BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL structure and formation documents opaque exit package inventory and quality control vape cartridges CDPH-9041 exit packaging Bond and Insurance Information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing conducting quality assurance review Microbusiness volatile solvent secondary package Bond in the amount of $5,000 California Public Records Act product guidelines shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) periods of 90 days extensions chain of custody Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit disposal and destruction methods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch consumption of alcohol or tobacco 2019 compliance M-licensees Distributor transport tinctures investment into a commercial cannabis business edible products ownership premises is not within a Government product formulation product as a candy prohibited The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Edibles– Products entry into the legal, regulated market Live Scans for each owner Business Information manufacturing operating procedures health claims Business Organizational transportation and security adult-use commercial cannabis activity good manufacturing practices member manager child-resistant packaging identity of the product inhalable cannabis Seller’s permit number M-license Application Checklist amount of THC content and more.

In addition, Lot Medium Indoor Labeling Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pest Microorganisms MCSB 90-day extension periods gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Nursery Track-and-trace systems Cannabis product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Preventive controls Type 12 (Microbusiness) Distribution Specialty Cottage Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Processing aid Type N – for infusions Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Bureau Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 10 (Retailer) Mature plant Processor Premises Ingredient Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) CBD Volatile solvent alternate use of a manufacturing premises Mixed-light cultivation Flowering Cultivation site Net weight Validation Harvest Batch Quality CBD from industrial hemp Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Commercial cannabis activity Adequate Extraction Component Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Infusion Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 11 (Distributor) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) M-license Quarantine Allergen cross-contact Medium Outdoor Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Mixed-light Tier 2 Contact surface Raw material Adulterated products similar to traditional food products prohibited Dried flower Department Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) list of cannabis manufacturers Adult-use Market Batch THC Product Identity infused butters and oils as concentrates DPH-17-010E Universal symbol Kief Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 UID Wet weight Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Sanitize infused pre-rolls Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Topical cannabis product Specialty Indoor Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Primary panel Pre-roll Finished product Qualified individual Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) cannabis concentrates Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Edible cannabis product Immature plant Environmental pathogen Actual yield Licensee Track and trace system package flower or pre-rolls Small Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Manufacturer licensee Indoor cultivation Cultivation adulteration Hazard Applicant Monitor Limited-access area Small Indoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Request for Live Scan Informational panel Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Outdoor Proposition 65 warning statement Package Specialty Outdoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) track and trace system Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Processing Theoretical yield Personnel Unique identifier Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Quality control operation Allergen Canopy Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Watts per square foot Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Nonvolatile solvent Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Mixed-light Tier 1 Nonmanufactured cannabis product Process Manufacture Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 In-process material Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Serving Pathogen Quality control personnel Holding Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Verification THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package and more.


Last updated on June 17, 2019



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