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

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


Last updated on April 18, 2019



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