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

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


Last updated on August 17, 2019



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