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

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


Last updated on September 19, 2019



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