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

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


Last updated on January 21, 2019



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