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

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


Last updated on November 17, 2019



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