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

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


Last updated on July 18, 2019



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