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

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


Last updated on May 20, 2019



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