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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 an officer or director of a cannabis business Bond in the amount of $5,000 temporary license supply chain alcoholic beverages exit packaging requiring refrigeration Local Issuing Authority extracts Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Proposed Section 40133 manufacturers who package for other producers regulatory framework local jurisdiction’s requirements track and trace system disclosure of all criminal convictions commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Licensee Information three state cannabis-licensing authorities shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company sugar licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises secondary package 2018 regulations Licensees compliance with local jurisdiction Foreign Material Testing transportation concentrate Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) certified by a California-licensed engineer MCSB’s temporary license application labeling CDPH-issued universal symbol disposal and destruction methods laboratory quality assurance Arranging for laboratory testing consumption of alcohol or tobacco cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturer's name Premises Diagram 2018 laws sanitary and hazard-free environment A-licensees Application Checklist convicted of a substantially related crime transportation of cannabis goods Edibles– Products Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 potentially-hazardous foods Business Organizational regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal commercial cannabis activity public health and safety Physical address packaging and labeling requirements Licensee Lookup Tool Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing structure and formation documents unique ID/batch number Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Ethanol commercial cannabis manufacturing in California license review process Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cannabis cultivation licensing inventory and quality control investment into a commercial cannabis business Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Financial information Microbusiness cannabis training infusion licensed physical location (premises) Form # CDPH-9041 distributors commercial kitchens definition of owner CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Butane/Hexane/Propane annual license application security and cannabis waste disposal product guidelines transporting cannabis goods quality control A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity re-sealable Manufacturing (non-volatile) three cannabis licensing authorities security Owner evidence of rehabilitation protocol Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act stickers period of 120 days manufacturing practices Business Information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers at least 99% purity 2018 resolutions THC levels MCSB separate applications Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Extractions using CO2 purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands contaminant free regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis event organizer license Mycotoxins Testing Fingerprints CDTFA seller’s permit licensed cannabis cultivators Distributor transport Local Authorization 2018 recent news licensing cannabis distributors manufacturing comply with all packaging and labeling requirements product as a candy prohibited scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises identity of the product waste management laws Food-grade Butter/Oil medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing microbusinesses medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together manufacturing activities Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation some nutritional facts child-resistant packaging California Public Records Act disposal immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery supplemental label Transition Period licensed cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis manufacturing 2018 compliance Carbon Dioxide (CO2) labels not be attractive licensing cannabis microbusinesses Retailer (Type 10) ingredient list M-licensees opaque exit package manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Cultivation less than 10,000 licensed premises motor carrier permit adult-use commercial cannabis activity loop system small product packaging required limits Terpenoids Testing cannabis adult-use products cannabis plants Cannabis Manufacturing online licensing system diagram of the business’s layout at least 20% ownership interest Moisture Content Testing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) cannabis waste local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensing cannabis retailers Bond and Insurance Information sampling standards The California Department of Public Health's CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Temporary License Application tamper-evident 120 days Identifying information access to the area(s) A-license and an M-license retailers Premises diagram transport cannabis goods to retailer Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods mandated warning statements tobacco products managing member remove THC/CBD activity for a period of 120 days cannabis sales and/or consumption cannabis market dried flower Type S share facility space no infusion of nicotine A-license manufacture cannabis products evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises nonlaboratory quality control Premises Information Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles edibles packaging opaque packaging and labeling property for the commercial cannabis activity testing laboratories Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Distributor Transport Only commercial cannabis products minimum standards for extraction processes extraction primary panel requirements 2018 new laws Transport vehicles alarm system topicals testing methods transportation and security secondary packaging edible products payable to the state of California Personnel Requirements manned motor vehicle surety bond The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) conducting quality assurance review licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories waste disposal CO2 and ethanol extractions Cannabinoids Testing 2018 updates local jurisdiction amount of sodium 2018 fines vape cartridges testing of cannabis goods final form Operating Procedures shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit 2018 revisions medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Temporary License Application Information operating premises operating procedures Individual Owner Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form product formulation capsules delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods CDPH-9041 Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control allergen information conditional license recordkeeping entry into the legal, regulated market The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) must enter certain events amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2018 important information volatile solvent 600 foot radius of a school packaging chain of custody medicinal and adult-use or both markets Seller’s permit number BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Financial Interest onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods sales of cannabis goods amount of THC content child-resistant outer package Labor peace agreement LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS periods of 90 days extensions M-license Track and Trace 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market destruction of cannabis goods licensing scheme Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing cannabis products informational panel California Department of Public Health 2018 proposed changes Category II Residual Pesticides Testing paper inserted into the packaging packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls designated structure cannabis cartoons the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Live Scans for each owner health claims Water/Food-grade Dry Ice inhalable cannabis tinctures ownership premises is not within a Government limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package local jurisdiction authorization workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control state cannabis licensing medicinal and adult-use markets written procedures for inventory control 600-foot radius of a school commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed cannabis distributors meat and seafood, and other products pre-made or purchased California Department of Public Health (CDPH) procedures for inventory control Temporary event up to 4 days storage of cannabis goods Local Authorization Attachment Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division member manager shipping manifest Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Criminal History persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business premises diagram 2018 problems Temporary Cannabis Event aggregate interest of 20% or more 2018 issues inventory finished product government warning statement label Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) commercial cannabis manufacturers Local Jurisdictions basic nutritional information public Licensee Lookup Tool exception for testing laboratories 100 mg of THC per package testing lab no added caffeine highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin emergency regulations supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products shared-use manufacturing facilities contaminants loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cultivation Retailer (nonstorefront) list of artificial food colorings valid waiver Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) good manufacturing practices MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving carbohydrates and fat per serving secured area hang tag or a peel-back label cannabis industries Vehicle Requirements compliance with regulations Percentage of ownership financial interest holder no infusion of alcohol sanitary workplaces Heavy Metals Testing health impacts of cannabis equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Proposition 65 Mechanical persons 21 years of age or older Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch hydrocarbon-based solvents and more.

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


Last updated on June 21, 2018



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