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

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


Last updated on November 15, 2019



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