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

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


Last updated on January 16, 2019



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