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

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


Last updated on September 19, 2019



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