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

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


Last updated on November 15, 2018



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