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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 M-licensees disposal and destruction methods Temporary Cannabis Event limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving extraction the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) transportation of cannabis goods packaging and labeling licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 600 foot radius of a school periods of 90 days extensions local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations quality control supplemental label child-resistant outer package Type S share facility space destruction of cannabis goods Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis cultivation licensing an officer or director of a cannabis business evidence of rehabilitation THC levels Distributor transport MCSB’s temporary license application licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories California Department of Public Health (CDPH) loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Butane/Hexane/Propane three state cannabis-licensing authorities security motor carrier permit Track and Trace opaque exit package small product packaging inhalable cannabis local jurisdiction’s requirements testing methods valid waiver Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) recordkeeping 2019 revisions transportation Owner compliance with local jurisdiction Premises Information adult-use commercial cannabis activity state cannabis licensing The California Department of Public Health's manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) property for the commercial cannabis activity Foreign Material Testing 2019 recent news Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) operating procedures waste management laws Personnel Requirements manufacturers who package for other producers 2019 regulations licensed cannabis distributors conditional license licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises definition of owner no added caffeine child-resistant packaging 120 days list of artificial food colorings regulatory framework Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) entry into the legal, regulated market written procedures for inventory control licensing cannabis microbusinesses A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity managing member commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Physical address Mechanical Cannabinoids Testing Transition Period Vehicle Requirements Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles hydrocarbon-based solvents operating premises manufacturer's name edibles packaging opaque A-license and an M-license comply with all packaging and labeling requirements no infusion of nicotine extracts The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) highly-concentrated oils or waxes licensed cannabis manufacturers Labor peace agreement at least 99% purity immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery local jurisdiction public Licensee Lookup Tool Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin no infusion of alcohol cannabis event organizer license cannabis training volatile solvent Premises Diagram infusion exit packaging tobacco products basic nutritional information shipping manifest supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 2019 problems licensing cannabis retailers Application Checklist Financial Interest Individual Owner Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 CDTFA seller’s permit member manager California Department of Public Health cannabis industries Temporary event up to 4 days Fingerprints shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS amount of sodium medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together mandated warning statements annual license application track and trace system shared-use manufacturing facilities Seller’s permit number sanitary and hazard-free environment secured area Temporary License Application compliance with regulations persons 21 years of age or older Distributor Transport Only finished product Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Bond and Insurance Information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California financial interest holder manufacturing cannabis products commercial kitchens concentrate persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business security and cannabis waste disposal good manufacturing practices chain of custody commercial cannabis manufacturing activity payable to the state of California alcoholic beverages sugar licensed premises meat and seafood, and other products informational panel medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Premises diagram 2019 fines conducting quality assurance review ingredient list Local Authorization contaminant free Retailer (nonstorefront) Percentage of ownership laboratory quality assurance certified by a California-licensed engineer primary panel requirements CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL access to the area(s) designated structure 2019 important information procedures for inventory control surety bond transporting cannabis goods secondary packaging activity for a period of 120 days carbohydrates and fat per serving potentially-hazardous foods evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises 100 mg of THC per package Retailer (Type 10) stickers commercial cannabis manufacturing in California secondary package sampling standards cannabis waste cannabis sales and/or consumption three cannabis licensing authorities A-licensees investment into a commercial cannabis business some nutritional facts government warning statement label Business Organizational period of 120 days manufacturing microbusinesses retailers storage of cannabis goods limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package 2019 resolutions temporary license CDPH-issued universal symbol purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Licensee Lookup Tool separate applications product as a candy prohibited cannabis cartoons A-license California Public Records Act dried flower Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) 2019 updates nonlaboratory quality control Local Authorization Attachment Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch commercial cannabis manufacturing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises waste disposal unique ID/batch number Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Business Information product guidelines amount of THC content commercial cannabis manufacturers testing of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Operating Procedures testing lab Bond in the amount of $5,000 Heavy Metals Testing medicinal and adult-use or both markets Form # CDPH-9041 consumption of alcohol or tobacco structure and formation documents regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis license review process 2019 proposed changes contaminants final form licensing cannabis distributors vape cartridges cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale diagram of the business’s layout LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS local jurisdiction authorization pre-made or purchased Identifying information inventory commercial cannabis products ownership premises is not within a Government at least 20% ownership interest transport cannabis goods to retailer aggregate interest of 20% or more Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing health impacts of cannabis packaging 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) required limits licensed cannabis cultivators Edibles– Products 2019 issues exception for testing laboratories Licensee Information edible products Local Jurisdictions Proposed Section 40133 600-foot radius of a school 2019 compliance tinctures Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manned motor vehicle Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2019 laws ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation topicals onsite consumption of cannabis goods disposal Moisture Content Testing 2019 new laws CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Licensees minimum standards for extraction processes remove THC/CBD Manufacturing (non-volatile) tamper-evident Proposition 65 manufacturing practices Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates loop system Microbusiness Cannabis Manufacturing premises diagram Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Arranging for laboratory testing re-sealable cultivation requiring refrigeration equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Industrial Hemp Advisory Board onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods emergency regulations distributors CO2 and ethanol extractions transportation and security CDPH-9041 convicted of a substantially related crime supply chain paper inserted into the packaging Criminal History MCSB Extractions using CO2 MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH sales of cannabis goods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Live Scans for each owner Temporary License Application Information capsules hang tag or a peel-back label Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products manufacturing activities medicinal and adult-use markets Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing allergen information manufacture cannabis products online licensing system cannabis adult-use products packaging and labeling requirements Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Completed Temporary License Application Form licensed physical location (premises) medicinal commercial cannabis activity testing laboratories Cultivation less than 10,000 Mycotoxins Testing Financial information cannabis plants must enter certain events BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 M-license Transport vehicles alarm system labeling health claims product formulation delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods public health and safety licensing scheme protocol Local Issuing Authority labels not be attractive identity of the product disclosure of all criminal convictions Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Ethanol The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) sanitary workplaces cannabis market Terpenoids Testing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing inventory and quality control and more.

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


Last updated on January 15, 2019



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