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

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


Last updated on January 17, 2019



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