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

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


Last updated on July 12, 2018



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