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

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

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