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

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


Last updated on August 16, 2019



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