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

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


Last updated on April 19, 2018



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