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

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


Last updated on February 13, 2019



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