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

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


Last updated on March 21, 2019



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