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

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


Last updated on April 16, 2019



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