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

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


Last updated on November 15, 2018



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