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

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


Last updated on October 20, 2018



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