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

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


Last updated on November 11, 2018



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