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

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


Last updated on September 23, 2018



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