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

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


Last updated on August 11, 2018



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