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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 cannabis manufacturers packaging and labeling product guidelines Personnel Requirements packaging and labeling requirements Premises Diagram licensed cannabis distributors definition of owner LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS laboratory quality assurance good manufacturing practices Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use or both markets Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Foreign Material Testing mandated warning statements supply chain three state cannabis-licensing authorities cannabis training temporary license extracts inventory Application Checklist manufacturing 2019 updates 2019 recent news Edibles– Products M-licensees Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 sampling standards commercial cannabis manufacturing activity licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2019 regulations conducting quality assurance review packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls sanitary and hazard-free environment Mycotoxins Testing workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacturing cannabis products infusion supplemental label Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Type S share facility space Cultivation less than 10,000 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations local jurisdiction’s requirements 2019 proposed changes Financial Interest equity interest in a commercial cannabis business shared-use manufacturing facilities hydrocarbon-based solvents secondary packaging medicinal and adult-use markets Labor peace agreement cannabis industries some nutritional facts ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Authorization Local Authorization Attachment Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensing cannabis distributors MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH cultivation designated structure Financial information requiring refrigeration small product 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prohibited capsules 2019 laws quality control operating premises Transition Period loan provided to a commercial cannabis business amount of THC content property for the commercial cannabis activity edibles packaging opaque medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing THC levels waste management laws Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Extractions using CO2 health claims waste disposal A-license health impacts of cannabis track and trace system shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis cartoons security contaminants testing laboratories aggregate interest of 20% or more Arranging for laboratory testing highly-concentrated oils or waxes medicinal commercial cannabis activity Industrial Hemp Advisory Board opaque exit package evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises sugar regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) CDPH-issued universal symbol local jurisdiction authorization Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products shipping manifest licensed cannabis cultivators at least 20% ownership interest sanitary workplaces final form the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving conditional license cannabis cultivation licensing Retailer (Type 10) cannabis market testing methods persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division storage of cannabis goods recordkeeping cannabis plants Bond and Insurance Information 600-foot radius of a school Owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California member manager topicals dried flower pre-made or purchased Retailer (nonstorefront) allergen information cannabis waste onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF 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Manufacturing (non-volatile) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch amount of sodium payable to the state of California unique ID/batch number edible products separate applications exception for testing laboratories supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions managing member Fingerprints secondary package Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) re-sealable no added caffeine persons 21 years of age or older Identifying information vape cartridges Distributor Transport Only The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Local Issuing Authority protocol no infusion of nicotine manufacturing practices Seller’s permit number A-licensees licensed premises ingredient list destruction of cannabis goods manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Terpenoids Testing onsite consumption of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business periods of 90 days extensions 2019 resolutions 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per package purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Temporary event up to 4 days medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity alcoholic beverages Business Organizational testing of cannabis goods transportation transport cannabis goods to retailer Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 activity for a period of 120 days cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) commercial cannabis products immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market retailers written procedures for inventory control Distributor transport licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers no infusion of alcohol identity of the product concentrate Premises diagram and more.

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


Last updated on August 17, 2019



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