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

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


Last updated on July 12, 2019



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