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

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


Last updated on August 15, 2019



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