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

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


Last updated on February 19, 2019



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