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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


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products identity of the product Form # CDPH-9041 conditional license Temporary License Application no added caffeine compliance with regulations Distributor transport distributors topicals remove THC/CBD California Public Records Act Mycotoxins Testing testing lab 2018 compliance Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles product as a candy prohibited Financial information temporary license procedures for inventory control Terpenoids Testing hang tag or a peel-back label Completed Temporary License Application Form stickers storage of cannabis goods Type S share facility space destruction of cannabis goods cannabis cultivation licensing microbusinesses limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Licensee Lookup Tool hydrocarbon-based solvents Distributor Transport Only medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing product guidelines track and trace system opaque exit package supplemental label manufacturing valid waiver conducting quality 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certain events Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Foreign Material Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products surety bond BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis adult-use products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Cannabis Manufacturing separate applications property for the commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Manufacturing (non-volatile) Live Scans for each owner The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) basic nutritional information extraction Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Arranging for laboratory testing sales of cannabis goods amount of sodium manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensing cannabis retailers The California Department of Public Health's emergency regulations three cannabis licensing authorities at least 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cannabis business no infusion of nicotine transport cannabis goods to retailer medicinal commercial cannabis activity Cultivation less than 10,000 Vehicle Requirements secured area manned motor vehicle public health and safety ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) local jurisdiction’s requirements shipping manifest security edible products Fingerprints consumption of alcohol or tobacco mandated warning statements commercial cannabis manufacturing testing methods financial interest holder scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises written procedures for inventory control list of artificial food colorings inhalable cannabis Microbusiness laboratory quality assurance certified by a California-licensed engineer finished product medicinal and adult-use markets 2018 fines primary panel requirements Licensee Information California Department of Public Health highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery periods of 90 days extensions manufacturing practices 2018 laws Premises diagram 600 foot radius of a school Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) unique ID/batch number Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) CDTFA seller’s permit licensing cannabis microbusinesses disposal and destruction methods licensed cannabis distributors Identifying information Criminal History onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Retailer (nonstorefront) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Temporary event up to 4 days concentrate Bond in the amount of $5,000 dried flower Moisture Content Testing requiring refrigeration Physical address and more.

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


Last updated on October 13, 2018



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