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

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


Last updated on August 17, 2019



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