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

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


Last updated on June 15, 2018



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