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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

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

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

Last updated on August 11, 2018

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