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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 an officer or director of a cannabis business 600-foot radius of a school manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Licensee Information operating procedures manufacturing practices Track and Trace licensed cannabis cultivators Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch CDPH-issued universal symbol Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) basic nutritional information equity interest in a commercial cannabis business structure and formation documents dried flower exit packaging disposal and destruction methods three state cannabis-licensing authorities secondary packaging security limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2020 laws track and trace system Business Information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity extraction must enter certain events regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch compliance with local jurisdiction annual license application shipping manifest cannabis adult-use products Retailer (Type 10) definition of owner manufacturing payable to the state of California Fingerprints ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Ethanol tamper-evident Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) entry into the legal, regulated market Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods waste disposal M-license commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 regulations temporary license informational panel Local Authorization packaging and labeling medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods Heavy Metals Testing sales of cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing carbohydrates and fat per serving Identifying information Foreign Material Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package California Department of Public Health volatile solvent Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) secondary package re-sealable loop system edibles packaging opaque tinctures CDPH-9041 license review process conditional license list of artificial food colorings member manager manufacturers who package for other producers finished product licensing scheme 2020 fines Completed Temporary License Application Form requiring refrigeration emergency regulations 2020 revisions required limits licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises concentrate Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 allergen information contaminants supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products M-licensees Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control motor carrier permit local jurisdiction’s requirements product formulation destruction of cannabis goods inventory packaging and labeling requirements highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Extractions using CO2 Terpenoids Testing unique ID/batch number Type S share facility space ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation mandated warning statements Owner Arranging for laboratory testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Financial information local jurisdiction authorization BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL aggregate interest of 20% or more California Public Records Act certified by a California-licensed engineer 2020 resolutions local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations evidence of rehabilitation Premises Diagram manufacturing cannabis products testing laboratories shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit commercial kitchens Business Organizational transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together secured area convicted of a substantially related crime Live Scans for each owner separate applications Criminal History cannabis cartoons contaminant free immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery security and cannabis waste disposal persons 21 years of age or older licensed cannabis manufacturers evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises health impacts of cannabis 2020 updates workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis market manufacturing activities diagram of the business’s layout the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) alcoholic beverages Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensed cannabis distributors Application Checklist public health and safety A-license Personnel Requirements health claims transportation and security The California Department of Public Health's Transition Period CO2 and ethanol extractions Manufacturing (non-volatile) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Percentage of ownership shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods shared-use manufacturing facilities three cannabis licensing authorities packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls infusion Temporary License Application Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Proposed Section 40133 premises diagram medicinal commercial cannabis activity stickers licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) California Department of Public Health (CDPH) written procedures for inventory control Vehicle Requirements microbusinesses cultivation Premises Information Mycotoxins Testing manufacturer's name labeling limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act amount of sodium government warning statement label opaque exit package comply with all packaging and labeling requirements distributors product guidelines capsules Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) manufacture cannabis products waste management laws inhalable cannabis Cultivation less than 10,000 2020 problems storage of cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 2020 recent news regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Transport vehicles alarm system Retailer (nonstorefront) Cannabis Manufacturing highly-concentrated oils or waxes pre-made or purchased supply chain manned motor vehicle A-license and an M-license packaging Physical address Financial Interest financial interest holder procedures for inventory control testing of cannabis goods Butane/Hexane/Propane cannabis sales and/or consumption disclosure of all criminal convictions Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Local Authorization Attachment medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing product as a candy prohibited local jurisdiction sanitary workplaces vape cartridges public Licensee Lookup Tool commercial cannabis activity cannabis plants Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 600 foot radius of a school quality control hydrocarbon-based solvents Bond in the amount of $5,000 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Distributor Transport Only 2020 proposed changes Temporary event up to 4 days no infusion of alcohol CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL A-licensees access to the area(s) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 amount of THC content sugar MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH compliance with regulations Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity retailers commercial cannabis products child-resistant packaging topicals at least 99% purity Category I Residual Pesticides Testing THC levels minimum standards for extraction processes transportation of cannabis goods testing methods periods of 90 days extensions Mechanical onsite consumption of cannabis goods at least 20% ownership interest Operating Procedures ownership premises is not within a Government 2020 issues online licensing system licensed premises Food-grade Butter/Oil no added caffeine Moisture Content Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Temporary License Application Information Bond and Insurance Information Distributor transport child-resistant outer package Edibles– Products consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2020 important information regulatory framework exception for testing laboratories testing lab loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Seller’s permit number transporting cannabis goods edible products remove THC/CBD cannabis training ingredient list Licensees identity of the product purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers nonlaboratory quality control Proposition 65 surety bond CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Premises diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing in California managing member CDTFA seller’s permit meat and seafood, and other products disposal medicinal and adult-use or both markets 120 days property for the commercial cannabis activity Labor peace agreement cannabis waste paper inserted into the packaging MCSB operating premises Form # CDPH-9041 cannabis industries activity for a period of 120 days supplemental label good manufacturing practices final form labels not be attractive adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis event organizer license Microbusiness hang tag or a peel-back label sanitary and hazard-free environment investment into a commercial cannabis business conducting quality assurance review state cannabis licensing tobacco products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) transportation some nutritional facts chain of custody inventory and quality control 2020 compliance recordkeeping Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Individual Owner Cannabinoids Testing Local Jurisdictions sampling standards valid waiver commercial cannabis manufacturing 2020 new laws small product packaging period of 120 days Local Issuing Authority licensing cannabis retailers no infusion of nicotine LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) laboratory quality assurance Temporary Cannabis Event Licensee Lookup Tool designated structure MCSB’s temporary license application primary panel requirements medicinal and adult-use markets licensing cannabis distributors 100 mg of THC per package extracts licensed physical location (premises) protocol 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market and more.

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


Last updated on September 22, 2020



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