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

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


Last updated on July 16, 2018



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