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

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


Last updated on July 14, 2019



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