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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 compliance with regulations contaminant free infusion Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Seller’s permit number security and cannabis waste disposal hydrocarbon-based solvents Water/Food-grade Dry Ice potentially-hazardous foods convicted of a substantially related crime Track and Trace Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Bond and Insurance Information designated structure destruction of cannabis goods three cannabis licensing authorities 2020 laws shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit commercial cannabis manufacturing activity commercial cannabis manufacturing in California volatile solvent emergency regulations California Department of Public Health 100 mg of THC per package pre-made or purchased transportation and security regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California labeling The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cannabis cultivation licensing storage of cannabis goods annual license application protocol access to the area(s) commercial kitchens 2020 regulations Premises diagram supplemental label Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 inventory 2020 fines cannabis training Ethanol opaque exit package Form # CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shared-use manufacturing facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) exception for testing laboratories persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2020 recent news evidence of rehabilitation unique ID/batch number ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Individual Owner consumption of alcohol or tobacco testing methods primary panel requirements Distributor Transport Only Licensee Information compliance with local jurisdiction supply chain sugar MCSB’s temporary license application Vehicle Requirements Temporary License Application diagram of the business’s layout licensed cannabis distributors temporary license Retailer (nonstorefront) 2020 important information written procedures for inventory control licensed physical location (premises) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis activity California Public Records Act Terpenoids Testing sanitary and hazard-free environment minimum standards for extraction processes THC levels stickers cannabis market Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods transporting cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing M-licensees Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control CDTFA seller’s permit CDPH-9041 cannabis sales and/or consumption licensing cannabis distributors manufacturer's name 120 days topicals Mycotoxins Testing packaging and labeling requirements financial interest holder Business Information track and trace system Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Business Organizational list of artificial food colorings Heavy Metals Testing Temporary event up to 4 days retailers Type S share facility space sales of cannabis goods cannabis plants conditional license quality control property for the commercial cannabis activity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands licensed cannabis cultivators shipping manifest Retailer (Type 10) Local Issuing Authority highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin tinctures Licensee Lookup Tool good manufacturing practices workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control premises diagram chain of custody conducting quality assurance review medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together carbohydrates and fat per serving distributors structure and formation documents amount of sodium extraction 2020 revisions Local Authorization health claims Premises Information paper inserted into the packaging at least 99% purity edible products Transition Period Cannabinoids Testing Proposition 65 limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving extracts Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) alcoholic beverages local jurisdiction’s requirements at least 20% ownership interest manufacturing activities certified by a California-licensed engineer payable to the state of California disposal an officer or director of a cannabis business evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Extractions using CO2 Microbusiness loop system 2020 new laws waste management laws health impacts of cannabis 2020 compliance state cannabis licensing Premises Diagram informational panel meat and seafood, and other products packaging ownership premises is not within a Government manned motor vehicle Food-grade Butter/Oil supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products concentrate transportation of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Butane/Hexane/Propane regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis dried flower ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale no infusion of nicotine Completed Temporary License Application Form licensed cannabis manufacturers tamper-evident testing lab M-license managing member manufacture cannabis products periods of 90 days extensions cannabis industries manufacturing practices delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school Live Scans for each owner medicinal and adult-use or both markets secured area inventory and quality control secondary package hang tag or a peel-back label inhalable cannabis cannabis adult-use products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity public health and safety sanitary workplaces sampling standards Local Jurisdictions microbusinesses public Licensee Lookup Tool vape cartridges cannabis cartoons The California Department of Public Health's government warning statement label 2020 updates Personnel Requirements required limits edibles packaging opaque commercial cannabis products secondary packaging remove THC/CBD comply with all packaging and labeling requirements child-resistant packaging cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) CDPH-issued universal symbol onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package laboratory quality assurance manufacturing Moisture Content Testing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Operating Procedures 2020 issues cannabis event organizer license licensed premises basic nutritional information Bond in the amount of $5,000 online licensing system Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division licensing cannabis retailers Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) mandated warning statements license review process transportation local jurisdiction authorization loan provided to a commercial cannabis business cultivation packaging and labeling A-licensees testing of cannabis goods Temporary Cannabis Event Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act recordkeeping limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package commercial cannabis manufacturing medicinal and adult-use markets Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensing scheme Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2020 proposed changes testing laboratories security Physical address manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) equity interest in a commercial cannabis business adult-use commercial cannabis activity period of 120 days Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL final form onsite consumption of cannabis goods separate applications highly-concentrated oils or waxes Application Checklist no infusion of alcohol Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles no added caffeine Category II Residual Pesticides Testing disclosure of all criminal convictions MCSB licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories activity for a period of 120 days Proposed Section 40133 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 600-foot radius of a school Percentage of ownership Local Authorization Attachment immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery finished product Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch A-license and an M-license Industrial Hemp Advisory Board surety bond labels not be attractive 2020 problems tobacco products must enter certain events disposal and destruction methods waste disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities Identifying information Category I Residual Pesticides Testing BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Fingerprints motor carrier permit manufacturers who package for other producers A-license cannabis waste manufacturing cannabis products Distributor transport shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company requiring refrigeration identity of the product Temporary License Application Information member manager capsules Transport vehicles alarm system Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) some nutritional facts persons 21 years of age or older Owner LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS re-sealable contaminants operating procedures Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Labor peace agreement Edibles– Products Financial information A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Arranging for laboratory testing valid waiver nonlaboratory quality control transport cannabis goods to retailer licensing cannabis microbusinesses California Department of Public Health (CDPH) local jurisdiction product as a candy prohibited investment into a commercial cannabis business procedures for inventory control 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market child-resistant outer package Foreign Material Testing Mechanical Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Licensees entry into the legal, regulated market operating premises ingredient list aggregate interest of 20% or more exit packaging Cannabis Manufacturing Criminal History allergen information Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest 2020 resolutions small product packaging CO2 and ethanol extractions Cultivation less than 10,000 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing product guidelines commercial cannabis manufacturers licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises regulatory framework amount of THC content definition of owner Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) product formulation and more.

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


Last updated on January 17, 2020



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