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

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


Last updated on March 20, 2019



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