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

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


Last updated on December 14, 2018



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