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

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


Last updated on March 23, 2019



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