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

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


Last updated on September 18, 2018



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