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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 CO2 and ethanol extractions Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Temporary event up to 4 days THC levels Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH transportation of cannabis goods labeling Temporary License Application Information Mechanical Temporary License Application payable to the state of California 2020 issues online licensing system emergency regulations 2020 regulations at least 20% ownership interest local jurisdiction authorization cannabis cultivation licensing Operating Procedures edible products paper inserted into the packaging pre-made or purchased 2020 laws conducting quality assurance review Ethanol Track and Trace Local Authorization Attachment informational panel the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) medicinal and adult-use or both markets Heavy Metals Testing A-license and an M-license license review process Transport vehicles alarm system persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 600-foot radius of a school diagram of the business’s layout cannabis cartoons Category I Residual Pesticides Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods secondary packaging secured area supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturing activity exit packaging alcoholic beverages manufacturing Labor peace agreement certified by a California-licensed engineer commercial kitchens Local Authorization period of 120 days vape cartridges testing lab The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensing scheme labels not be attractive investment into a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis distributors distributors edibles packaging opaque Licensee Lookup Tool licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories primary panel requirements MCSB’s temporary license application exception for testing laboratories Retailer (Type 10) an officer or director of a cannabis business contaminant free cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale three cannabis licensing authorities chain of custody cannabis market identity of the product no infusion of nicotine separate applications A-licensees Local Jurisdictions Cannabinoids Testing supplemental label retailers limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2020 resolutions regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Water/Food-grade Dry Ice packaging and labeling requirements 2020 fines health claims Licensee Information evidence of rehabilitation transporting cannabis goods potentially-hazardous foods Business Information Food-grade Butter/Oil Cannabis Manufacturing onsite consumption of cannabis goods testing laboratories Individual Owner Type S share facility space amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package no infusion of alcohol 2020 problems licensing cannabis microbusinesses limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving state cannabis licensing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit conditional license disposal and destruction methods CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing waste management laws California Department of Public Health workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis activity manufacturers who package for other producers health impacts of cannabis temporary license M-licensees Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Live Scans for each owner 2020 important information Completed Temporary License Application Form sales of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch disclosure of all criminal convictions member manager manufacturing cannabis products cultivation testing methods Percentage of ownership tinctures commercial cannabis products Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing supply chain medicinal and adult-use markets Application Checklist ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis waste inventory requiring refrigeration Terpenoids Testing Premises Diagram sugar inventory and quality control transportation and security local jurisdiction’s requirements cannabis sales and/or consumption premises diagram valid waiver disposal opaque exit package Local Issuing Authority manufacturing activities infusion Proposition 65 Distributor transport licensed physical location (premises) three state cannabis-licensing authorities Criminal History Physical address Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS operating premises medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together track and trace system commercial cannabis manufacturing cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products periods of 90 days extensions Transition Period quality control Seller’s permit number transportation structure and formation documents operating procedures child-resistant outer package The California Department of Public Health's remove THC/CBD adult-use commercial cannabis activity Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) microbusinesses comply with all packaging and labeling requirements commercial cannabis manufacturing in California minimum standards for extraction processes CDPH-issued universal symbol equity interest in a commercial cannabis business shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis industries allergen information 600 foot radius of a school cannabis training waste disposal licensing cannabis retailers meat and seafood, and other products property for the commercial cannabis activity Edibles– Products government warning statement label evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises packaging and labeling Extractions using CO2 Owner local jurisdiction Arranging for laboratory testing Moisture Content Testing destruction of cannabis goods child-resistant packaging security and cannabis waste disposal A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product guidelines procedures for inventory control 2020 proposed changes MCSB Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Temporary Cannabis Event A-license 2020 compliance CDPH-9041 Licensees 2020 recent news stickers finished product Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Foreign Material Testing designated structure licensed cannabis manufacturers convicted of a substantially related crime Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Financial information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance public Licensee Lookup Tool required limits dried flower product formulation amount of sodium manufacturer's name Premises diagram activity for a period of 120 days shared-use manufacturing facilities annual license application concentrate security Identifying information Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Fingerprints 2020 new laws Microbusiness aggregate interest of 20% or more inhalable cannabis Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) persons 21 years of age or older must enter certain events carbohydrates and fat per serving Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles no added caffeine Retailer (nonstorefront) topicals Manufacturing (non-volatile) local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations volatile solvent Bond in the amount of $5,000 manufacture cannabis products 120 days packaging cannabis adult-use products Butane/Hexane/Propane compliance with regulations final form Bond and Insurance Information 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market basic nutritional information Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing public health and safety sanitary workplaces medicinal commercial cannabis activity amount of THC content Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) shipping manifest good manufacturing practices Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Premises Information manufacturing practices nonlaboratory quality control recordkeeping licensed premises highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity contaminants Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch protocol CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL transport cannabis goods to retailer manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) re-sealable Cultivation less than 10,000 list of artificial food colorings purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands tamper-evident packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls manned motor vehicle regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis California Public Records Act managing member loop system LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates sampling standards 2020 updates tobacco products 100 mg of THC per package some nutritional facts hydrocarbon-based solvents Form # CDPH-9041 surety bond commercial cannabis manufacturers testing of cannabis goods California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regulatory framework ingredient list licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers hang tag or a peel-back label Personnel Requirements scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis event organizer license storage of cannabis goods consumption of alcohol or tobacco loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 financial interest holder written procedures for inventory control BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Vehicle Requirements licensing cannabis distributors mandated warning statements small product packaging compliance with local jurisdiction capsules product as a candy prohibited Business Organizational 2020 revisions at least 99% purity secondary package CDTFA seller’s permit motor carrier permit medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Proposed Section 40133 unique ID/batch number entry into the legal, regulated market Financial Interest Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) extracts M-license Distributor Transport Only licensed cannabis cultivators extraction access to the area(s) definition of owner Mycotoxins Testing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis plants and more.

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


Last updated on February 17, 2020



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