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

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


Last updated on October 19, 2019



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