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

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


Last updated on November 10, 2019



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