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

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


Last updated on January 17, 2019



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