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

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


Last updated on September 15, 2018



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