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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 licensing cannabis microbusinesses capsules exception for testing laboratories 2018 laws diagram of the business’s layout Owner Premises Diagram stickers cannabis event organizer license 2018 problems medicinal and adult-use markets written procedures for inventory control Seller’s permit number licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Transition Period The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) periods of 90 days extensions finished product Bond in the amount of $5,000 Physical address three state cannabis-licensing authorities Mycotoxins Testing aggregate interest of 20% or more the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) online licensing system annual license application no infusion of nicotine supplemental label distributors product formulation MCSB’s temporary license application public health and safety good manufacturing practices amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Proposed Section 40133 licensing cannabis retailers sales of cannabis goods hang tag or a peel-back label Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates re-sealable final form concentrate compliance with regulations commercial cannabis products product guidelines Premises Information inventory product as a candy prohibited BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed cannabis cultivators evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises some nutritional facts shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company extraction government warning statement label 2018 resolutions Criminal History cannabis cartoons sugar Form # CDPH-9041 allergen information Temporary Cannabis Event Retailer (nonstorefront) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products laboratory quality assurance CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL persons 21 years of age or older commercial cannabis manufacturers property for the commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing local jurisdiction California Department of Public Health Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch secondary packaging inhalable cannabis M-license topicals Track and Trace 2018 proposed changes 120 days contaminant free manned motor vehicle Personnel Requirements mandated warning statements 600-foot radius of a school temporary license adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensed cannabis distributors highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin regulatory framework medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity commercial kitchens separate applications evidence of rehabilitation commercial cannabis manufacturing in California ingredient list ownership premises is not within a Government Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) must enter certain events chain of custody disposal and destruction methods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Business Information licensing scheme immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis sales and/or consumption Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division compliance with local jurisdiction period of 120 days dried flower scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises cultivation cannabis plants Live Scans for each owner licensed physical location (premises) Operating Procedures nonlaboratory quality control Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 medicinal commercial cannabis activity Foreign Material Testing Cannabis Manufacturing meat and seafood, and other products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Fingerprints edible products basic nutritional information managing member comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Financial Interest sampling standards Licensee Lookup Tool purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands edibles packaging opaque vape cartridges cannabis training member manager Local Authorization Attachment persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) disposal Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers volatile solvent designated structure Temporary License Application quality control Proposition 65 cannabis cultivation licensing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) testing laboratories Identifying information extracts Local Authorization Bond and Insurance Information local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations destruction of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls conducting quality assurance review Cannabinoids Testing pre-made or purchased delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods onsite consumption of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements Retailer (Type 10) 2018 new laws Cultivation less than 10,000 A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity cannabis adult-use products Temporary event up to 4 days medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Individual Owner Heavy Metals Testing hydrocarbon-based solvents alcoholic beverages The California Department of Public Health's Carbon Dioxide (CO2) payable to the state of California CDPH-9041 cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) loop system A-license labels not be attractive secondary package labeling Mechanical Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch transportation licensed premises cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Application Checklist testing methods CDTFA seller’s permit 2018 regulations local jurisdiction’s requirements Completed Temporary License Application Form amount of THC content Financial information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods at least 99% purity manufacturer's name identity of the product Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) no infusion of alcohol informational panel Food-grade Butter/Oil regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California three cannabis licensing authorities Distributor Transport Only loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Distributor transport carbohydrates and fat per serving Local Jurisdictions opaque exit package supply chain health claims track and trace system CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing conditional license Ethanol health impacts of cannabis paper inserted into the packaging transporting cannabis goods access to the area(s) shipping manifest manufacturing cannabis products requiring refrigeration Local Issuing Authority small product packaging certified by a California-licensed engineer packaging and labeling Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving primary panel requirements remove THC/CBD regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis tinctures list of artificial food colorings packaging medicinal and adult-use or both markets 2018 compliance infusion CO2 and ethanol extractions operating procedures licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CDPH-issued universal symbol Industrial Hemp Advisory Board required limits testing lab Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) activity for a period of 120 days financial interest holder Moisture Content Testing an officer or director of a cannabis business definition of owner secured area Microbusiness Type S share facility space premises diagram shared-use manufacturing facilities emergency regulations investment into a commercial cannabis business Temporary License Application Information recordkeeping tobacco products manufacturing practices microbusinesses commercial cannabis activity consumption of alcohol or tobacco manufacturing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) sanitary workplaces Butane/Hexane/Propane Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) child-resistant packaging Transport vehicles alarm system Business Organizational Manufacturing (non-volatile) procedures for inventory control 2018 updates operating premises 100 mg of THC per package protocol retailers cannabis waste valid waiver exit packaging local jurisdiction authorization inventory and quality control 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market licensing cannabis distributors Licensee Information Arranging for laboratory testing surety bond testing of cannabis goods no added caffeine motor carrier permit Terpenoids Testing MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH equity interest in a commercial cannabis business California Public Records Act transportation of cannabis goods 2018 fines Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control state cannabis licensing sanitary and hazard-free environment tamper-evident Percentage of ownership transportation and security Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 2018 important information transport cannabis goods to retailer THC levels 2018 revisions medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Extractions using CO2 Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 waste management laws commercial cannabis manufacturing activity at least 20% ownership interest manufacturing activities Water/Food-grade Dry Ice disclosure of all criminal convictions limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package entry into the legal, regulated market licensed cannabis manufacturers MCSB structure and formation documents potentially-hazardous foods Edibles– Products cannabis market Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2018 issues The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) security and cannabis waste disposal Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Labor peace agreement A-licensees amount of sodium unique ID/batch number child-resistant outer package manufacture cannabis products public Licensee Lookup Tool Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2018 recent news waste disposal license review process minimum standards for extraction processes shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit security A-license and an M-license M-licensees California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Vehicle Requirements ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation storage of cannabis goods cannabis industries highly-concentrated oils or waxes contaminants convicted of a substantially related crime Licensees 600 foot radius of a school manufacturers who package for other producers Premises diagram commercial cannabis manufacturing and more.

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


Last updated on October 16, 2018



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