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

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


Last updated on April 22, 2019



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