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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 Industrial Hemp Advisory Board conditional license Financial information licensing cannabis microbusinesses CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis manufacturing storage of cannabis goods premises diagram Financial Interest persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Transition Period amount of sodium identity of the product capsules certified by a California-licensed engineer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) tobacco products 600-foot radius of a school scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2018 regulations remove THC/CBD volatile solvent no added caffeine temporary license Temporary License Application opaque exit package workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control member manager licensed premises Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) an officer or director of a cannabis business local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations commercial kitchens inventory retailers shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit minimum standards for extraction processes Licensee Information secured area Local Authorization Attachment licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 CDTFA seller’s permit at least 99% purity sanitary and hazard-free environment government warning statement label alcoholic beverages state cannabis licensing requiring refrigeration convicted of a substantially related crime supply chain Business Organizational destruction of cannabis goods manufacturing practices Extractions using CO2 manufacturers who package for other producers Premises diagram contaminants Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) persons 21 years of age or older Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Premises Diagram Food-grade Butter/Oil microbusinesses packaging and labeling extracts inhalable cannabis Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2018 resolutions Edibles– Products evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2018 compliance testing of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing transporting cannabis goods shipping manifest chain of custody amount of THC content Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package MCSB’s temporary license application Cannabis Manufacturing Proposed Section 40133 testing lab Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing operating premises edible products tinctures shared-use manufacturing facilities waste management laws Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Application Checklist Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2018 recent news Transport vehicles alarm system licensing scheme conducting quality assurance review comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Temporary event up to 4 days no infusion of nicotine regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California cannabis market California Department of Public Health Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) security hydrocarbon-based solvents evidence of rehabilitation Proposition 65 at least 20% ownership interest consumption of alcohol or tobacco commercial cannabis products MCSB activity for a period of 120 days exception for testing laboratories Fingerprints transportation and security 100 mg of THC per package annual license application property for the commercial cannabis activity 120 days commercial cannabis manufacturing activity diagram of the business’s layout security and cannabis waste disposal motor carrier permit structure and formation documents limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving transportation of cannabis goods mandated warning statements manned motor vehicle THC levels cannabis waste disposal and destruction methods operating procedures ownership premises is not within a Government Local Jurisdictions vape cartridges Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) payable to the state of California onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods product formulation cannabis plants Personnel Requirements Vehicle Requirements definition of owner packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls some nutritional facts small product packaging ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation must enter certain events A-license Seller’s permit number 2018 important information 2018 problems quality control California Public Records Act primary panel requirements Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Foreign Material Testing paper inserted into the packaging disclosure of all criminal convictions hang tag or a peel-back label Track and Trace Manufacturing (non-volatile) medicinal commercial cannabis activity highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis secondary packaging tamper-evident cannabis training Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division good manufacturing practices Distributor Transport Only The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) no infusion of alcohol cannabis adult-use products regulatory framework supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Owner period of 120 days edibles packaging opaque final form product as a candy prohibited Form # CDPH-9041 Heavy Metals Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles re-sealable manufacturing cannabis products Individual Owner nonlaboratory quality control license review process supplemental label licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises health impacts of cannabis Premises Information manufacturing activities ingredient list Cultivation less than 10,000 Retailer (Type 10) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch sanitary workplaces three cannabis licensing authorities 2018 issues Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) infusion medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing labeling cannabis industries immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) emergency regulations disposal commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity designated structure Business Information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California manufacturer's name sales of cannabis goods licensing cannabis distributors purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Labor peace agreement adult-use commercial cannabis activity cannabis cartoons three state cannabis-licensing authorities shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Cannabinoids Testing Operating Procedures public Licensee Lookup Tool entry into the legal, regulated market procedures for inventory control Percentage of ownership allergen information health claims 2018 updates Terpenoids Testing 600 foot radius of a school the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Mechanical sampling standards managing member online licensing system CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Carbon Dioxide (CO2) packaging and labeling requirements Criminal History written procedures for inventory control Live Scans for each owner Licensees required limits medicinal and adult-use or both markets Water/Food-grade Dry Ice 2018 proposed changes labels not be attractive cannabis event organizer license compliance with local jurisdiction topicals public health and safety laboratory quality assurance financial interest holder Distributor transport manufacture cannabis products basic nutritional information loan provided to a commercial cannabis business The California Department of Public Health's cannabis sales and/or consumption distributors manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) potentially-hazardous foods periods of 90 days extensions The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Temporary License Application Information Local Authorization finished product onsite consumption of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing recordkeeping Arranging for laboratory testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale surety bond medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-issued universal symbol licensed cannabis distributors Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Licensee Lookup Tool Retailer (nonstorefront) Temporary Cannabis Event licensed physical location (premises) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers investment into a commercial cannabis business valid waiver loop system Microbusiness child-resistant packaging Category I Residual Pesticides Testing transport cannabis goods to retailer secondary package local jurisdiction authorization M-licensees testing methods informational panel inventory and quality control meat and seafood, and other products local jurisdiction unique ID/batch number pre-made or purchased local jurisdiction’s requirements transportation product guidelines Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Ethanol extraction separate applications 2018 new laws MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Butane/Hexane/Propane Identifying information medicinal and adult-use markets 2018 laws exit packaging ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Type S share facility space CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing A-licensees contaminant free Physical address cannabis cultivation licensing manufacturing 2018 fines Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates track and trace system A-license and an M-license Local Issuing Authority access to the area(s) M-license A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity carbohydrates and fat per 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In addition, products similar to traditional food products prohibited Adequate Bureau Premises Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Processing aid Pathogen CBD 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) Processing Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Volatile solvent Raw material Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Immature plant Unique identifier Cultivation site Mixed-light Tier 1 Track-and-trace systems Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) adulteration Pre-roll Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) In-process material Quarantine Limited-access area Specialty Indoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adulterated Kief Cultivation Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Dried flower Type P Packaging & Labeling Only MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Cannabis product Validation Department Infusion track and trace system Extraction Net weight Type P – for packaging and labeling only Product Identity Type 11 (Distributor) cannabis concentrates Actual yield Pest Allergen Process Quality control personnel Canopy Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Cottage Outdoor infused butters and oils as concentrates Harvest Batch Nursery Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Medium Outdoor Nonmanufactured cannabis product Theoretical yield Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Package Contact surface Wet weight Type N – for infusions Adult-use Market Component Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Flowering Qualified individual Manufacture Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Microorganisms Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) UID Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Outdoor cultivation Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods list of cannabis manufacturers Holding Request for Live Scan gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA CBD from industrial hemp Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Universal symbol Informational panel Track and trace system Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) package flower or pre-rolls Quality Medium Indoor Small Indoor Monitor Allergen cross-contact Verification Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Small Outdoor Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) M-license Preventive controls Commercial cannabis activity cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type 12 (Microbusiness) Quality control operation Topical cannabis product THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Finished product Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Personnel Applicant infused pre-rolls Mature plant alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 10 (Retailer) Nonvolatile solvent Watts per square foot Batch Environmental pathogen Indoor cultivation Edible cannabis product THC Labeling Manufacturer licensee Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Ingredient Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Processor Specialty Outdoor Distribution Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Lot Mixed-light cultivation Licensee Primary panel Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 DPH-17-010E Mixed-light Tier 2 Serving Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Hazard Specialty Cottage Indoor Sanitize and more.


Last updated on June 15, 2018



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