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

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


Last updated on August 13, 2018



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