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

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


Last updated on February 14, 2019



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