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

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


Last updated on January 19, 2019



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