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

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

Last updated on August 16, 2019

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