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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 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis cultivation licensing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Temporary Cannabis Event at least 99% purity Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Vehicle Requirements Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) microbusinesses commercial cannabis manufacturing activity operating procedures Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Mechanical manufacture cannabis products finished product managing member mandated warning statements Identifying information Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) small product packaging testing of cannabis goods security and cannabis waste disposal informational panel cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) testing methods Fingerprints limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving child-resistant outer package temporary license sanitary and hazard-free environment Cultivation less than 10,000 investment into a commercial cannabis business manufacturing practices secondary packaging commercial cannabis activity dried flower shipping manifest Microbusiness adult-use commercial cannabis activity surety bond 2020 problems remove THC/CBD final form recordkeeping Temporary License Application Information stickers Cannabis Manufacturing Physical address loop system opaque exit package an officer or director of a cannabis business valid waiver equity interest in a commercial cannabis business convicted of a substantially related crime A-license licensing cannabis retailers M-licensees Distributor transport re-sealable Operating Procedures minimum standards for extraction processes CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Moisture Content Testing Business Organizational 2020 new laws procedures for inventory control Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Foreign Material Testing manufacturing activities hydrocarbon-based solvents Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control amount of sodium Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) three state cannabis-licensing authorities manned motor vehicle 2020 regulations labels not be attractive Local Issuing Authority Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) identity of the product waste management laws cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale licensed physical location (premises) amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Percentage of ownership cannabis training packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises health claims ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cultivation onsite consumption of cannabis goods operating premises local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations labeling Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods unique ID/batch number Distributor Transport Only Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Heavy Metals Testing California Department of Public Health waste disposal Local Jurisdictions Personnel Requirements no infusion of alcohol required limits Labor peace agreement compliance with regulations transport cannabis goods to retailer Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis cartoons Licensees packaging and labeling requirements structure and formation documents period of 120 days certified by a California-licensed engineer Industrial Hemp Advisory Board CO2 and ethanol extractions Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) A-licensees quality control cannabis market licensing scheme The California Department of Public Health's MCSB state cannabis licensing loan provided to a commercial cannabis business ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Application Checklist regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Form # CDPH-9041 ownership premises is not within a Government tamper-evident concentrate retailers regulatory framework medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Arranging for laboratory testing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles testing laboratories local jurisdiction authorization delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods vape cartridges Completed Temporary License Application Form medicinal and adult-use or both markets MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 2020 resolutions commercial cannabis manufacturing Extractions using CO2 licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories annual license application 2020 updates designated structure Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) extraction supply chain no added caffeine shared-use manufacturing facilities Butane/Hexane/Propane no infusion of nicotine chain of custody 2020 compliance A-license and an M-license public Licensee Lookup Tool Edibles– Products tinctures licensed cannabis cultivators Premises Information premises diagram supplemental label transportation 2020 proposed changes The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) transporting cannabis goods 600 foot radius of a school product as a candy prohibited cannabis waste purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands volatile solvent Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 laws CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Bond and Insurance Information manufacturer's name Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch potentially-hazardous foods Food-grade Butter/Oil licensed cannabis manufacturers Proposed Section 40133 primary panel requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit MCSB’s temporary license application CDPH-issued universal symbol commercial cannabis products 120 days highly-concentrated oils or waxes cannabis industries Premises Diagram cannabis event organizer license contaminant free Retailer (nonstorefront) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California hang tag or a peel-back label secondary package sampling standards alcoholic beverages conducting quality assurance review exit packaging cannabis plants 2020 fines Category I Residual Pesticides Testing paper inserted into the packaging online licensing system periods of 90 days extensions carbohydrates and fat per serving inhalable cannabis BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL local jurisdiction property for the commercial cannabis activity amount of THC content Financial Interest testing lab Local Authorization Type S share facility space persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business licensed premises medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together allergen information extracts The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Proposition 65 inventory security transportation and security manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) topicals access to the area(s) basic nutritional information Licensee Lookup Tool Seller’s permit number manufacturers who package for other producers public health and safety definition of owner persons 21 years of age or older Temporary event up to 4 days Bond in the amount of $5,000 track and trace system financial interest holder Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Financial information Local Authorization Attachment A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company sales of cannabis goods licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers product guidelines cannabis adult-use products ingredient list consumption of alcohol or tobacco manufacturing cannabis products edibles packaging opaque workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control evidence of rehabilitation payable to the state of California Water/Food-grade Dry Ice licensing cannabis distributors Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 meat and seafood, and other products sanitary workplaces good manufacturing practices M-license emergency regulations 600-foot radius of a school product formulation entry into the legal, regulated market Ethanol edible products packaging supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products infusion destruction of cannabis goods Cannabinoids Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) government warning statement label pre-made or purchased 2020 important information transportation of cannabis goods contaminants Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Temporary License Application exception for testing laboratories Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 compliance with local jurisdiction manufacturing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) health impacts of cannabis secured area separate applications disposal and destruction methods 2020 recent news Criminal History disposal Retailer (Type 10) nonlaboratory quality control Category II Residual Pesticides Testing storage of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis sales and/or consumption some nutritional facts inventory and quality control license review process three cannabis licensing authorities commercial kitchens CDPH-9041 packaging and labeling conditional license highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin motor carrier permit Premises diagram Licensee Information member manager protocol licensing cannabis microbusinesses Track and Trace scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Business Information Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package aggregate interest of 20% or more at least 20% ownership interest list of artificial food colorings requiring refrigeration distributors Manufacturing (non-volatile) Owner THC levels capsules regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California laboratory quality assurance 2020 issues local jurisdiction’s requirements sugar disclosure of all criminal convictions Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) tobacco products child-resistant packaging 100 mg of THC per package diagram of the business’s layout written procedures for inventory control medicinal commercial cannabis activity must enter certain events Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Individual Owner activity for a period of 120 days commercial cannabis manufacturers shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Transition Period 2020 revisions Mycotoxins Testing Terpenoids Testing licensed cannabis distributors medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Live Scans for each owner California Public Records Act and more.

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


Last updated on February 22, 2020



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