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

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


Last updated on August 15, 2019



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