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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 Proposition 65 conducting quality assurance review Bond in the amount of $5,000 cannabis plants ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation CDPH-9041 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH inhalable cannabis persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Identifying information laboratory quality assurance 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market microbusinesses 2020 laws Food-grade Butter/Oil testing laboratories must enter certain events Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control inventory 2020 revisions online licensing system local jurisdiction Licensee Information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale concentrate licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises licensed premises transportation Industrial Hemp Advisory Board 2020 new laws manufacturing activities licensing cannabis distributors remove THC/CBD regulatory framework amount of THC content product formulation Bond and Insurance Information cannabis adult-use products The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction’s requirements local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Local Authorization cultivation certified by a California-licensed engineer three cannabis licensing authorities Financial information at least 20% ownership interest retailers basic nutritional information 120 days designated structure cannabis cartoons medicinal commercial cannabis activity evidence of rehabilitation The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) state cannabis licensing stickers Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division consumption of alcohol or tobacco sampling standards Premises diagram limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 regulations Local Authorization Attachment 2020 issues property for the commercial cannabis activity CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing quality control Cannabinoids Testing operating premises Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 2020 compliance Temporary License Application distributors Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) waste disposal licensing scheme pre-made or purchased labels not be attractive manufacturing Local Jurisdictions requiring refrigeration waste management laws Financial Interest tinctures activity for a period of 120 days supply chain regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Vehicle Requirements good manufacturing practices volatile solvent exception for testing laboratories financial interest holder annual license application cannabis market CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL loan provided to a commercial cannabis business paper inserted into the packaging compliance with regulations CO2 and ethanol extractions contaminant free shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit security and cannabis waste disposal exit packaging adult-use commercial cannabis activity testing of cannabis goods transporting cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles onsite consumption of cannabis goods ingredient list separate applications cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) 600-foot radius of a school commercial cannabis activity Criminal History Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act final form capsules Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) edibles packaging opaque periods of 90 days extensions Distributor transport Premises Information MCSB commercial cannabis manufacturing manufacturing cannabis products member manager Manufacturing (non-volatile) ownership premises is not within a Government The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) secondary package Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 A-licensees LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS primary panel requirements sanitary workplaces no infusion of nicotine workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Seller’s permit number loop system disposal commercial kitchens Butane/Hexane/Propane licensed cannabis manufacturers Individual Owner supplemental label medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis cultivation licensing Premises Diagram Type S share facility space Live Scans for each owner Completed Temporary License Application Form M-license packaging and labeling requirements 2020 recent news highly-concentrated oils or waxes destruction of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol child-resistant packaging public Licensee Lookup Tool finished product Cultivation less than 10,000 Cannabis Manufacturing vape cartridges scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises storage of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Heavy Metals Testing no added caffeine secured area conditional license 2020 updates 2020 resolutions operating procedures Mycotoxins Testing Category II Residual Pesticides Testing tamper-evident sugar persons 21 years of age or older Percentage of ownership opaque exit package Form # CDPH-9041 2020 fines unique ID/batch number list of artificial food colorings ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS period of 120 days product as a candy prohibited medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving sales of cannabis goods compliance with local jurisdiction Labor peace agreement licensing cannabis retailers Local Issuing Authority California Department of Public Health (CDPH) emergency regulations 100 mg of THC per package Licensee Lookup Tool Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) California Public Records Act Transition Period Temporary event up to 4 days investment into a commercial cannabis business nonlaboratory quality control re-sealable allergen information CDPH-issued universal symbol identity of the product Business Organizational public health and safety Licensees Edibles– Products testing methods Business Information manufacturing practices amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL edible products highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing sanitary and hazard-free environment 2020 proposed changes comply with all packaging and labeling requirements licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use or both markets government warning statement label access to the area(s) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands temporary license topicals evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises security Distributor Transport Only motor carrier permit informational panel licensed cannabis cultivators alcoholic beverages infusion cannabis industries tobacco products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) inventory and quality control Retailer (Type 10) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity health impacts of cannabis Proposed Section 40133 chain of custody definition of owner Moisture Content Testing Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch surety bond secondary packaging an officer or director of a cannabis business track and trace system convicted of a substantially related crime Physical address Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing manned motor vehicle potentially-hazardous foods premises diagram recordkeeping payable to the state of California Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) commercial cannabis products Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) valid waiver Owner cannabis waste Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) shared-use manufacturing facilities local jurisdiction authorization Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Transport vehicles alarm system M-licensees licensed physical location (premises) Arranging for laboratory testing shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company disclosure of all criminal convictions packaging 2020 important information written procedures for inventory control shipping manifest license review process Extractions using CO2 transport cannabis goods to retailer managing member cannabis sales and/or consumption health claims THC levels A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity A-license and an M-license mandated warning statements A-license carbohydrates and fat per serving disposal and destruction methods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch small product packaging procedures for inventory control Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) structure and formation documents Personnel Requirements packaging and labeling Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Fingerprints required limits Ethanol meat and seafood, and other products Temporary License Application Information Mechanical testing lab cannabis event organizer license 600 foot radius of a school CDTFA seller’s permit equity interest in a commercial cannabis business child-resistant outer package the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 contaminants transportation and security entry into the legal, regulated market Foreign Material Testing extraction labeling Temporary Cannabis Event 2020 problems MCSB’s temporary license application three state cannabis-licensing authorities Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) protocol commercial cannabis manufacturing in California dried flower at least 99% purity manufacturer's name some nutritional facts aggregate interest of 20% or more Terpenoids Testing supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Application Checklist product guidelines regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis extracts licensed cannabis distributors Retailer (nonstorefront) Track and Trace licensing cannabis microbusinesses immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Microbusiness amount of sodium hang tag or a peel-back label licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers minimum standards for extraction processes cannabis training hydrocarbon-based solvents diagram of the business’s layout Category I Residual Pesticides Testing commercial cannabis manufacturing activity manufacture cannabis products transportation of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturers California Department of Public Health Operating Procedures manufacturers who package for other producers and more.

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


Last updated on July 2, 2020



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