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

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


Last updated on March 23, 2019



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