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

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


Last updated on July 16, 2019



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