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

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


Last updated on February 12, 2019



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