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

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


Last updated on March 21, 2019



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