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

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


Last updated on December 14, 2018



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