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

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


Last updated on April 23, 2019



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