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

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


Last updated on September 18, 2018



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