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

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


Last updated on June 17, 2018



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