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

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


Last updated on March 20, 2019



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