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

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


Last updated on April 21, 2018



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