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

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


Last updated on July 13, 2019



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