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

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


Last updated on September 19, 2019



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