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

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


Last updated on June 16, 2018



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