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

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


Last updated on December 8, 2018



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