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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 temporary license Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch highly-concentrated oils or waxes topicals Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements payable to the state of California Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing no added caffeine 2019 problems health claims Bond in the amount of $5,000 Identifying information conditional license 2019 updates Edibles– Products edible products Cannabis Manufacturing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) nonlaboratory quality control transportation and security contaminant free track and trace system licensed cannabis cultivators Heavy Metals Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises cannabis plants Cannabinoids Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers sanitary workplaces entry into the legal, regulated market testing of cannabis goods infusion immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery transporting cannabis goods three state cannabis-licensing authorities Premises diagram CDPH-issued universal symbol amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package no infusion of alcohol valid waiver medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing public health and safety 2019 new laws regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California 2019 recent news Distributor Transport Only recordkeeping destruction of cannabis goods delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving licensed premises Physical address M-license Business Organizational Seller’s permit number California Department of Public Health (CDPH) quality control Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Transition Period surety bond Criminal History Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis training CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Type S share facility space Percentage of ownership cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) aggregate interest of 20% or more Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 amount of sodium Financial Interest certified by a California-licensed engineer The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) activity for a period of 120 days Temporary License Application hydrocarbon-based solvents an officer or director of a cannabis business 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) testing methods period of 120 days compliance with local jurisdiction inhalable cannabis required limits cannabis waste Retailer (nonstorefront) disclosure of all criminal convictions inventory and quality control product formulation Licensee Lookup Tool 2019 laws limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Retailer (Type 10) Operating Procedures access to the area(s) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Local Jurisdictions Water/Food-grade Dry Ice unique ID/batch number Local Authorization online licensing system sampling standards 2019 proposed changes emergency regulations tinctures premises diagram waste management laws tobacco products Microbusiness Local Issuing Authority tamper-evident highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis event organizer license Moisture Content Testing manufacturing loop system potentially-hazardous foods Category I Residual Pesticides Testing contaminants the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2019 revisions purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands capsules manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturing activity cannabis market transport cannabis goods to retailer some nutritional facts shipping manifest ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Completed Temporary License Application Form Foreign Material Testing sanitary and hazard-free environment Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch commercial cannabis manufacturers Vehicle Requirements manufacturing cannabis products conducting quality assurance review chain of custody procedures for inventory control paper inserted into the packaging licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories state cannabis licensing medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together testing laboratories The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) M-licensees secured area primary panel requirements evidence of rehabilitation consumption of alcohol or tobacco government warning statement label Cultivation less than 10,000 retailers property for the commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing security and cannabis waste disposal secondary packaging mandated warning statements hang tag or a peel-back label minimum standards for extraction processes packaging and labeling Butane/Hexane/Propane local jurisdiction remove THC/CBD three cannabis licensing authorities MCSB opaque exit package Local Authorization Attachment Proposed Section 40133 inventory Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates convicted of a substantially related crime extraction periods of 90 days extensions packaging and labeling requirements Mechanical at least 99% purity Proposition 65 manufacturing practices waste disposal 2019 resolutions medicinal and adult-use markets commercial cannabis activity manufacturer's name Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products volatile solvent 120 days alcoholic beverages Business Information Terpenoids Testing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL small product packaging annual license application local jurisdiction’s requirements concentrate Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Premises Diagram cannabis industries Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Financial information shared-use manufacturing facilities 2019 important information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) basic nutritional information limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package investment into a commercial cannabis business Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control allergen information 2019 issues Fingerprints exit packaging product guidelines ingredient list licensed cannabis distributors product as a candy prohibited Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) 600 foot radius of a school supplemental label good manufacturing practices designated structure LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods licensing cannabis microbusinesses structure and formation documents public Licensee Lookup Tool Licensee Information California Department of Public Health Transport vehicles alarm system commercial kitchens disposal child-resistant packaging exception for testing laboratories medicinal and adult-use or both markets CO2 and ethanol extractions ownership premises is not within a Government Premises Information transportation of cannabis goods BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Application Checklist sales of cannabis goods identity of the product protocol local jurisdiction authorization re-sealable compliance with regulations Distributor transport requiring refrigeration Temporary License Application Information Bond and Insurance Information transportation THC levels managing member California Public Records Act Personnel Requirements Industrial Hemp Advisory Board CDTFA seller’s permit local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations diagram of the business’s layout Owner Form # CDPH-9041 meat and seafood, and other products manufacturing activities amount of THC content child-resistant outer package finished product vape cartridges Mycotoxins Testing disposal and destruction methods licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises list of artificial food colorings licensed cannabis manufacturers sugar regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis security microbusinesses loan provided to a commercial cannabis business pre-made or purchased financial interest holder separate applications manufacturers who package for other producers 100 mg of THC per package must enter certain events Category II Residual Pesticides Testing health impacts of cannabis Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act licensing cannabis retailers laboratory quality assurance manned motor vehicle Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division cannabis sales and/or consumption dried flower licensing cannabis distributors Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) definition of owner edibles packaging opaque extracts persons 21 years of age or older MCSB’s temporary license application workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH no infusion of nicotine medicinal commercial cannabis activity written procedures for inventory control stickers A-licensees supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Temporary event up to 4 days scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises final form packaging cannabis cultivation licensing 600-foot radius of a school Temporary Cannabis Event storage of cannabis goods licensed physical location (premises) distributors licensing scheme labels not be attractive shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 2019 fines operating premises The California Department of Public Health's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Live Scans for each owner adult-use commercial cannabis activity supply chain Labor peace agreement cannabis cartoons cannabis adult-use products 2019 compliance medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity at least 20% ownership interest 2019 regulations Extractions using CO2 Licensees ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Ethanol commercial cannabis products A-license Arranging for laboratory testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods Track and Trace cultivation operating procedures shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit A-license and an M-license testing lab member manager labeling regulatory framework motor carrier permit A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity secondary package commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Individual Owner CDPH-9041 equity interest in a commercial cannabis business license review process informational panel Manufacturing (non-volatile) and more.

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


Last updated on May 21, 2019



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