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

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


Last updated on February 13, 2019



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