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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 tobacco products licensed cannabis distributors licensed cannabis manufacturers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) microbusinesses security and cannabis waste disposal Labor peace agreement Application Checklist transporting cannabis goods child-resistant outer package supplemental label Microbusiness 2020 fines California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Live Scans for each owner limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cannabis sales and/or consumption Foreign Material Testing potentially-hazardous foods property for the commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving periods of 90 days extensions operating procedures three cannabis licensing authorities government warning statement label Temporary License Application secondary package Distributor Transport Only Temporary License Application Information inventory and quality control CO2 and ethanol extractions Transition Period licensed physical location (premises) transport cannabis goods to retailer The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Arranging for laboratory testing dried flower extraction tamper-evident licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises primary panel requirements Financial information manufacturing practices evidence of rehabilitation Proposition 65 Owner Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Temporary event up to 4 days Form # CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis manufacturing member manager licensed cannabis cultivators 2020 compliance sales of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturers product as a candy prohibited Percentage of ownership emergency regulations transportation of cannabis goods financial interest holder Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2020 laws disposal Licensee Lookup Tool Cannabis Manufacturing Premises Diagram medicinal and adult-use or both markets LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS cannabis industries medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensing scheme licensing cannabis microbusinesses Water/Food-grade Dry Ice health claims Butane/Hexane/Propane cannabis waste distributors commercial cannabis manufacturing activity The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products concentrate packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls infusion commercial kitchens 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis California Public Records Act Business Information 600-foot radius of a school A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS waste disposal California Department of Public Health manufacturers who package for other producers cannabis training Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles testing lab cannabis adult-use products disclosure of all criminal convictions exception for testing laboratories local jurisdiction’s requirements contaminants local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations compliance with local jurisdiction purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands edibles packaging opaque Local Authorization remove THC/CBD sampling standards labeling cultivation cannabis plants structure and formation documents access to the area(s) Temporary Cannabis Event cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) testing methods cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery allergen information Vehicle Requirements ingredient list Licensees Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control labels not be attractive small product packaging written procedures for inventory control manufacturer's name definition of owner Heavy Metals Testing Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) secondary packaging Operating Procedures opaque exit package transportation MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Moisture Content Testing quality control Track and Trace re-sealable pre-made or purchased Bond in the amount of $5,000 conditional license regulatory framework track and trace system M-licensees CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Seller’s permit number product guidelines testing laboratories MCSB’s temporary license application hang tag or a peel-back label hydrocarbon-based solvents loop system Food-grade Butter/Oil transportation and security Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products 2020 recent news 2020 resolutions at least 20% ownership interest ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation period of 120 days Premises Information ownership premises is not within a Government packaging and labeling recordkeeping public health and safety Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch contaminant free highly-concentrated oils or waxes stickers required limits A-license and an M-license cannabis cartoons Local Jurisdictions final form packaging and labeling requirements Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Ethanol mandated warning statements extracts procedures for inventory control unique ID/batch number inhalable cannabis an officer or director of a cannabis business Fingerprints packaging minimum standards for extraction processes manufacture cannabis products CDPH-issued universal symbol retailers shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company CDTFA seller’s permit manufacturing convicted of a substantially related crime The California Department of Public Health's Premises diagram licensing cannabis retailers Individual Owner Extractions using CO2 diagram of the business’s layout volatile solvent license review process disposal and destruction methods manned motor vehicle regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Local Authorization Attachment activity for a period of 120 days evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 2020 updates cannabis cultivation licensing three state cannabis-licensing authorities Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods edible products good manufacturing practices shipping manifest Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) adult-use commercial cannabis activity state cannabis licensing BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL separate applications Bond and Insurance Information onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL valid waiver Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 sanitary workplaces highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin nonlaboratory quality control cannabis market requiring refrigeration storage of cannabis goods Carbon Dioxide (CO2) some nutritional facts identity of the product manufacturing cannabis products Cultivation less than 10,000 Retailer (Type 10) CDPH-9041 health impacts of cannabis Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Mycotoxins Testing testing of cannabis goods managing member MCSB meat and seafood, and other products topicals THC levels must enter certain events manufacturing activities amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package informational panel Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Edibles– Products persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business payable to the state of California alcoholic beverages loan provided to a commercial cannabis business public Licensee Lookup Tool carbohydrates and fat per serving Retailer (nonstorefront) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aggregate interest of 20% or more Business Organizational child-resistant packaging 600 foot radius of a school certified by a California-licensed engineer online licensing system Physical address tinctures designated structure Personnel Requirements amount of sodium Terpenoids Testing consumption of alcohol or tobacco temporary license Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act waste management laws vape cartridges Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) at least 99% purity Manufacturing (non-volatile) motor carrier permit Financial Interest Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Licensee Information cannabis event organizer license the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Proposed Section 40133 basic nutritional information annual license application 2020 important information secured area investment into a commercial cannabis business operating premises commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2020 issues 2020 proposed changes Type S share facility space medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Transport vehicles alarm system inventory local jurisdiction paper inserted into the packaging exit packaging medicinal and adult-use markets local jurisdiction authorization protocol licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers sanitary and hazard-free environment product formulation Completed Temporary License Application Form conducting quality assurance review A-licensees premises diagram manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Identifying information compliance with regulations finished product Distributor transport 2020 regulations workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control commercial cannabis products 120 days Criminal History capsules Mechanical Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Local Issuing Authority no added caffeine licensed premises A-license Cannabinoids Testing laboratory quality assurance M-license 2020 problems no infusion of nicotine Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods destruction of cannabis goods list of artificial food colorings 100 mg of THC per package medicinal commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements security 2020 new laws no infusion of alcohol Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing cannabis distributors chain of custody commercial cannabis activity surety bond onsite consumption of cannabis goods amount of THC content sugar entry into the legal, regulated market medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity persons 21 years of age or older supply chain shared-use manufacturing facilities 2020 revisions and more.

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


Last updated on January 15, 2020



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