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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 meat and seafood, and other products CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Category II Residual Pesticides Testing primary panel requirements exit packaging commercial cannabis activity Butane/Hexane/Propane transport cannabis goods to retailer license review process remove THC/CBD Identifying information testing of cannabis goods extraction Track and Trace microbusinesses definition of owner government warning statement label volatile solvent stickers exception for testing laboratories Premises Information manufacturers who package for other producers valid waiver Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Licensee Information delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods premises diagram Business Organizational manufacture cannabis products alcoholic beverages paper inserted into the packaging licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL recordkeeping Moisture Content Testing 600 foot radius of a school health impacts of cannabis disposal and destruction methods manned motor vehicle CDPH-issued universal symbol basic nutritional information MCSB distributors opaque exit package ownership premises is not within a Government licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Arranging for laboratory testing diagram of the business’s layout an officer or director of a cannabis business must enter certain events investment into a commercial cannabis business transporting cannabis goods health claims manufacturer's name Financial information cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) final form The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Foreign Material Testing minimum standards for extraction processes Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2018 regulations inventory commercial cannabis products Edibles– Products some nutritional facts MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cannabis sales and/or consumption infusion operating premises Bond in the amount of $5,000 tinctures Temporary License Application no infusion of alcohol A-license and an M-license period of 120 days online licensing system cannabis industries Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Vehicle Requirements dried flower Water/Food-grade Dry Ice ingredient list Temporary Cannabis Event no added caffeine Manufacturing (non-volatile) good manufacturing practices CDTFA seller’s permit laboratory quality assurance licensed cannabis manufacturers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) mandated warning statements designated structure Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing storage of cannabis goods managing member Local Authorization entry into the legal, regulated market Transport vehicles alarm system Personnel Requirements local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations surety bond commercial cannabis manufacturing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Type S share facility space 600-foot radius of a school carbohydrates and fat per serving Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Live Scans for each owner Retailer (Type 10) manufacturing evidence of rehabilitation vape cartridges sugar Fingerprints Industrial Hemp Advisory Board track and trace system M-licensees Physical address pre-made or purchased 2018 fines regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis CDPH-9041 amount of sodium amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package local jurisdiction authorization MCSB’s temporary license application evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Operating Procedures property for the commercial cannabis activity compliance with regulations manufacturing practices Owner labeling limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package M-license California Public Records Act 2018 important information requiring refrigeration commercial cannabis manufacturing in California equity interest in a commercial cannabis business labels not be attractive extracts testing laboratories Premises diagram cannabis plants Application Checklist required limits child-resistant outer package Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division disclosure of all criminal convictions public Licensee Lookup Tool limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Form # CDPH-9041 conducting quality assurance review Microbusiness local jurisdiction workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Local Issuing Authority medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cannabis training California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed cannabis distributors Individual Owner Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) three state cannabis-licensing authorities hydrocarbon-based solvents local jurisdiction’s requirements tamper-evident scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises testing methods shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company loop system compliance with local jurisdiction Proposition 65 secured area regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis event organizer license persons 21 years of age or older nonlaboratory quality control waste disposal Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods written procedures for inventory control identity of the product Proposed Section 40133 persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business commercial kitchens security immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery regulatory framework Ethanol The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturers separate applications 120 days CO2 and ethanol extractions Temporary event up to 4 days Bond and Insurance Information operating procedures consumption of alcohol or tobacco capsules packaging and labeling potentially-hazardous foods manufacturing cannabis products Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products sanitary and hazard-free environment convicted of a substantially related crime Local Jurisdictions Licensees cannabis market 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market conditional license quality control THC levels onsite consumption of cannabis goods secondary package Cannabinoids Testing cannabis adult-use products supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin tobacco products Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) inventory and quality control Local Authorization Attachment A-licensees licensed physical location (premises) Mycotoxins Testing secondary packaging 2018 issues transportation of cannabis goods Distributor transport structure and formation documents Extractions using CO2 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) member manager 2018 revisions Mechanical medicinal and adult-use markets small product packaging packaging and labeling requirements 2018 updates manufacturing activities 2018 new laws medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Cultivation less than 10,000 topicals Completed Temporary License Application Form purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands licensing cannabis distributors the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2018 recent news temporary license Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act disposal transportation Heavy Metals Testing child-resistant packaging destruction of cannabis goods protocol access to the area(s) packaging at least 20% ownership interest product guidelines cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale comply with all packaging and labeling requirements waste management laws activity for a period of 120 days Business Information contaminants state cannabis licensing hang tag or a peel-back label shared-use manufacturing facilities Category I Residual Pesticides Testing at least 99% purity medicinal commercial cannabis activity amount of THC content periods of 90 days extensions chain of custody licensing cannabis microbusinesses procedures for inventory control annual license application supplemental label product formulation Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Financial Interest commercial cannabis manufacturing activity allergen information Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) California Department of Public Health aggregate interest of 20% or more Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licensing cannabis retailers onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2018 proposed changes cannabis cultivation licensing security and cannabis waste disposal cannabis cartoons Retailer (nonstorefront) supply chain edibles packaging opaque financial interest holder three cannabis licensing authorities informational panel 2018 problems Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Temporary License Application Information 2018 resolutions inhalable cannabis licensed cannabis cultivators contaminant free unique ID/batch number re-sealable sanitary workplaces Carbon Dioxide (CO2) transportation and security Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing licensed premises Terpenoids Testing sales of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) public health and safety medicinal and adult-use or both markets medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis waste Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) sampling standards 2018 laws Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Premises Diagram Labor peace agreement The California Department of Public Health's Distributor Transport Only packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls certified by a California-licensed engineer Food-grade Butter/Oil Criminal History emergency regulations finished product 100 mg of THC per package highly-concentrated oils or waxes loan provided to a commercial cannabis business shipping manifest adult-use commercial cannabis activity testing lab Cannabis Manufacturing product as a candy prohibited licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Percentage of ownership concentrate Seller’s permit number Transition Period licensing scheme cultivation no infusion of nicotine payable to the state of California list of artificial food colorings edible products Licensee Lookup Tool retailers 2018 compliance motor carrier permit A-license and more.

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


Last updated on May 21, 2018



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