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

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


Last updated on November 8, 2019



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