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

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

Last updated on March 20, 2018

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