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

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


Last updated on July 18, 2018



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