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

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


Last updated on March 17, 2019



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