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

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


Last updated on April 21, 2018



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