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

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


Last updated on April 17, 2019



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