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

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


Last updated on November 15, 2019



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