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

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


Last updated on January 15, 2019



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