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

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


Last updated on May 23, 2019



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