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

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


Last updated on April 22, 2018



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