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

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


Last updated on December 14, 2018



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