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

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


Last updated on October 13, 2018



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