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

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


Last updated on December 5, 2019



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