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

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


Last updated on August 22, 2019



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