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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 commercial cannabis activity volatile solvent hydrocarbon-based solvents The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Labor peace agreement retailers separate applications capsules highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin equity interest in a commercial cannabis business conditional license unique ID/batch number CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Edibles– Products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products regulatory framework The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) loop system licensed cannabis manufacturers 100 mg of THC per package Proposed Section 40133 Mycotoxins Testing Transport vehicles alarm system evidence of rehabilitation temporary license no added caffeine managing member Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) supply chain ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis manufacturers Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 2018 laws Local Issuing Authority medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together manufacturing activities state cannabis licensing Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL allergen information licensed physical location (premises) online licensing system shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Personnel Requirements Transition Period designated structure opaque exit package LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles local jurisdiction Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 regulations public Licensee Lookup Tool paper inserted into the packaging manufacturing practices identity of the product transportation of cannabis goods tinctures Butane/Hexane/Propane annual license application 2018 problems small product packaging tobacco products no infusion of alcohol final form track and trace system Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Microbusiness ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Owner compliance with regulations Premises Information Manufacturing (non-volatile) concentrate certified by a California-licensed engineer the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations 2018 resolutions Licensee Information procedures for inventory control Arranging for laboratory testing transport cannabis goods to retailer child-resistant packaging A-license and an M-license loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) security and cannabis waste disposal 2018 fines sanitary and hazard-free environment product formulation inhalable cannabis CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL payable to the state of California tamper-evident member manager Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates laboratory quality assurance quality control The California Department of Public Health's hang tag or a peel-back label Completed Temporary License Application Form M-licensees Business Organizational mandated warning statements CO2 and ethanol extractions microbusinesses operating premises scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises surety bond shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH labels not be attractive Cultivation less than 10,000 requiring refrigeration Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis distributors Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act no infusion of nicotine Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Food-grade Butter/Oil Operating Procedures sales of cannabis goods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale 600-foot radius of a school Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods transportation Water/Food-grade Dry Ice stickers manufacturer's name cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) at least 99% purity cannabis plants Bond in the amount of $5,000 Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing THC levels cannabis sales and/or consumption Seller’s permit number Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) MCSB Distributor Transport Only Heavy Metals Testing sugar Premises Diagram infusion edible products shared-use manufacturing facilities waste disposal Physical address distributors onsite consumption of cannabis goods disposal Category II Residual Pesticides Testing compliance with local jurisdiction Application Checklist packaging packaging and labeling requirements contaminants Vehicle Requirements Identifying information re-sealable Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) medicinal and adult-use or both markets nonlaboratory quality control basic nutritional information manufacture cannabis products disclosure of all criminal convictions medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity 2018 new laws testing of cannabis goods storage of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Local Jurisdictions Form # CDPH-9041 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods commercial kitchens manufacturing cannabis products Category I Residual Pesticides Testing amount of THC content inventory ingredient list three cannabis licensing authorities licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories minimum standards for extraction processes written procedures for inventory control 2018 proposed changes CDTFA seller’s permit Local Authorization Attachment cannabis adult-use products valid waiver 2018 issues Terpenoids Testing licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market secured area commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 600 foot radius of a school recordkeeping secondary packaging medicinal and adult-use markets property for the commercial cannabis activity supplemental label workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control California Department of Public Health Temporary License Application Information CDPH-9041 exit packaging Cannabis Manufacturing Temporary event up to 4 days licensing cannabis retailers primary panel requirements immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Mechanical adult-use commercial cannabis activity contaminant free Proposition 65 meat and seafood, and other products consumption of alcohol or tobacco commercial cannabis products cannabis waste disposal and destruction methods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods product guidelines manufacturing potentially-hazardous foods A-license activity for a period of 120 days security carbohydrates and fat per serving Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Premises diagram secondary package inventory and quality control sampling standards sanitary workplaces operating procedures Type S share facility space ownership premises is not within a Government three state cannabis-licensing authorities commercial cannabis manufacturing finished product cannabis market remove THC/CBD extraction medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing edibles packaging opaque Live Scans for each owner cultivation aggregate interest of 20% or more protocol labeling Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Temporary License Application purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands diagram of the business’s layout entry into the legal, regulated market convicted of a substantially related crime health impacts of cannabis California Public Records Act persons 21 years of age or older Moisture Content Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol Licensee Lookup Tool informational panel supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Bond and Insurance Information vape cartridges cannabis training Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed premises Licensees licensing cannabis distributors investment into a commercial cannabis business Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity structure and formation documents local jurisdiction’s requirements Track and Trace Financial information limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package some nutritional facts emergency regulations Local Authorization regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California A-licensees comply with all packaging and labeling requirements transportation and security Criminal History licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis event organizer license Extractions using CO2 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) transporting cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business Distributor transport 2018 important information 2018 compliance Foreign Material Testing Retailer (Type 10) license review process testing laboratories child-resistant outer package motor carrier permit required limits government warning statement label amount of sodium Fingerprints exception for testing laboratories cannabis cultivation licensing definition of owner testing methods packaging and labeling regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis chain of custody health claims financial interest holder conducting quality assurance review dried flower public health and safety M-license access to the area(s) destruction of cannabis goods licensing scheme product as a candy prohibited highly-concentrated oils or waxes waste management laws 2018 revisions Temporary Cannabis Event MCSB’s temporary license application periods of 90 days extensions local jurisdiction authorization amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package period of 120 days Business Information manned motor vehicle Ethanol testing lab cannabis industries 2018 updates must enter certain events 2018 recent news alcoholic beverages good manufacturing practices licensed cannabis cultivators Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) list of artificial food colorings pre-made or purchased Retailer (nonstorefront) extracts Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 premises diagram licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Percentage of ownership topicals cannabis cartoons manufacturers who package for other producers 120 days medicinal commercial cannabis activity Cannabinoids Testing Individual Owner Financial Interest shipping manifest and more.

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


Last updated on September 15, 2018



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