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

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


Last updated on June 12, 2019



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