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

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


Last updated on November 17, 2018



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