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

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


Last updated on February 19, 2019



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