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

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


Last updated on January 25, 2020



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