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

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


Last updated on September 18, 2019



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