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

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


Last updated on February 17, 2020



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