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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 health impacts of cannabis CDPH-9041 sanitary and hazard-free environment product as a candy prohibited good manufacturing practices alcoholic beverages equity interest in a commercial cannabis business shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company testing lab medicinal commercial cannabis activity periods of 90 days extensions medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing testing methods primary panel requirements 600 foot radius of a school Proposed Section 40133 written procedures for inventory control microbusinesses M-license Heavy Metals Testing child-resistant outer package licensing scheme CDTFA seller’s permit nonlaboratory quality control Temporary event up to 4 days licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises list of artificial food colorings California Department of Public Health (CDPH) informational panel 2018 compliance Track and Trace surety bond Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 new laws limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package tamper-evident packaging temporary license Ethanol waste disposal financial interest holder definition of owner highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Terpenoids Testing ownership premises is not within a Government 2018 issues Premises Diagram transportation of cannabis goods Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Fingerprints Bond and Insurance Information opaque exit package concentrate chain of custody Type S share facility space regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis vape cartridges manufacture cannabis products Criminal History aggregate interest of 20% or more Cannabinoids Testing Licensee Information regulatory framework Live Scans for each owner transporting cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises waste management laws certified by a California-licensed engineer operating procedures regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California exit packaging premises diagram comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Licensee Lookup Tool at least 99% purity amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package valid waiver A-license distributors three cannabis licensing authorities 2018 regulations period of 120 days shipping manifest M-licensees Temporary Cannabis Event remove THC/CBD licensed physical location (premises) Premises diagram 2018 updates loan provided to a commercial cannabis business security transportation and security Foreign Material Testing manufacturing licensed cannabis cultivators separate applications LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS requiring refrigeration transport cannabis goods to retailer 2018 revisions labeling 2018 fines diagram of the business’s layout public health and safety Arranging for laboratory testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Retailer (nonstorefront) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products storage of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use or both markets ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS hang tag or a peel-back label Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Local Authorization commercial kitchens Temporary License Application Information THC levels commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Business Information security and cannabis waste disposal Premises Information three state cannabis-licensing authorities Edibles– Products dried flower amount of THC content Cannabis Manufacturing Distributor Transport Only Temporary License Application Financial Interest Category I Residual Pesticides Testing minimum standards for extraction processes Moisture Content Testing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit persons 21 years of age or older licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers amount of sodium state cannabis licensing licensed premises exception for testing laboratories Percentage of ownership 2018 important information managing member manufacturers who package for other producers contaminant free cultivation designated structure disposal Individual Owner Completed Temporary License Application Form Physical address no added caffeine Labor peace agreement The California Department of Public Health's motor carrier permit track and trace system cannabis plants 100 mg of THC per package Proposition 65 investment into a commercial cannabis business Butane/Hexane/Propane Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division conditional license Retailer (Type 10) manufacturing activities Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods no infusion of nicotine Identifying information destruction of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest packaging and labeling requirements Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacturer's name pre-made or purchased testing of cannabis goods The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) re-sealable CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Personnel Requirements required limits Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 local jurisdiction authorization 2018 proposed changes licensed cannabis distributors Water/Food-grade Dry Ice The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Microbusiness tobacco products licensed cannabis manufacturers A-license and an M-license Owner licensing cannabis retailers medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis sales and/or consumption edible products mandated warning statements disposal and destruction methods capsules Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Bond in the amount of $5,000 member manager topicals evidence of rehabilitation product guidelines shared-use manufacturing facilities basic nutritional information Distributor transport MCSB sanitary workplaces potentially-hazardous foods edibles packaging opaque manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Vehicle Requirements cannabis training Transition Period Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis adult-use products Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Local Issuing Authority packaging and labeling Transport vehicles alarm system MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH no infusion of alcohol manned motor vehicle license review process finished product quality control Local Authorization Attachment commercial cannabis manufacturing annual license application volatile solvent inventory and quality control Carbon Dioxide (CO2) commercial cannabis products local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations retailers manufacturing practices an officer or director of a cannabis business extraction convicted of a substantially related crime structure and formation documents Operating Procedures 2018 recent news medicinal and adult-use markets ingredient list licensing cannabis distributors Manufacturing (non-volatile) product formulation compliance with local jurisdiction Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL tinctures delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California stickers Application Checklist disclosure of all criminal convictions must enter certain events small product packaging sales of cannabis goods entry into the legal, regulated market Business Organizational workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control infusion Food-grade Butter/Oil online licensing system cannabis waste 2018 problems public Licensee Lookup Tool the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) laboratory quality assurance secondary package Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 payable to the state of California A-licensees emergency regulations consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis event organizer license transportation inhalable cannabis Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing cannabis products highly-concentrated oils or waxes contaminants government warning statement label packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Cultivation less than 10,000 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery supplemental label hydrocarbon-based solvents compliance with regulations Local Jurisdictions paper inserted into the packaging cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis industries California Department of Public Health limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2018 laws cannabis cartoons commercial cannabis activity 120 days adult-use commercial cannabis activity child-resistant packaging Mycotoxins Testing labels not be attractive Extractions using CO2 conducting quality assurance review identity of the product final form extracts inventory medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity secured area Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Financial information protocol local jurisdiction some nutritional facts Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) unique ID/batch number 2018 resolutions Category II Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis market carbohydrates and fat per serving Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis manufacturers allergen information activity for a period of 120 days CDPH-issued universal symbol Form # CDPH-9041 California Public Records Act procedures for inventory control Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Licensees CO2 and ethanol extractions health claims ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale meat and seafood, and other products secondary packaging onsite consumption of cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) sugar recordkeeping operating premises Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles testing laboratories 600-foot radius of a school scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Mechanical Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) access to the area(s) loop system sampling standards MCSB’s temporary license application 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensing cannabis microbusinesses onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods property for the commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing supply chain and more.

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


Last updated on November 15, 2018



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