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

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


Last updated on June 17, 2019



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