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

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


Last updated on December 13, 2019



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