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

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


Last updated on May 23, 2018



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