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

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


Last updated on February 15, 2018



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