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

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


Last updated on June 17, 2019



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