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

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


Last updated on April 20, 2018



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