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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 aggregate interest of 20% or more finished product 2019 new laws public health and safety must enter certain events labeling persons 21 years of age or older Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division infusion small product packaging cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale product guidelines 2019 compliance licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market supply chain destruction of cannabis goods Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Premises Information nonlaboratory quality control manned motor vehicle state cannabis licensing minimum standards for extraction processes Premises diagram 600-foot radius of a school M-licensees 2019 resolutions unique ID/batch number local jurisdiction conditional license Personnel Requirements 2019 laws operating premises 2019 recent news Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 120 days CO2 and ethanol extractions Owner adult-use commercial cannabis activity procedures for inventory control cannabis industries Premises Diagram Cultivation less than 10,000 regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis good manufacturing practices Track and Trace manufacturing cannabis products distributors Application Checklist health impacts of cannabis Proposition 65 temporary license product as a candy prohibited The California Department of Public Health's Mycotoxins Testing cannabis market Retailer (nonstorefront) Bond and Insurance Information track and trace system Vehicle Requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) remove THC/CBD Physical address M-license ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Live Scans for each owner secondary package potentially-hazardous foods 2019 fines member manager Temporary License Application Information government warning statement label Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis cultivation licensing sanitary workplaces California Department of Public Health (CDPH) packaging and labeling requirements packaging supplemental label tinctures BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL sugar Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation definition of owner child-resistant packaging at least 20% ownership interest consumption of alcohol or tobacco medicinal commercial cannabis activity waste management laws supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products commercial cannabis activity MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 waste disposal regulatory framework amount of sodium convicted of a substantially related crime Licensee Information dried flower 2019 important information inventory onsite consumption of cannabis goods contaminants 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for the same commercial cannabis activity 2019 proposed changes Mechanical cannabis adult-use products Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) recordkeeping Proposed Section 40133 Financial information scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises shared-use manufacturing facilities 2019 regulations Moisture Content Testing retailers A-license Distributor transport tamper-evident cannabis waste medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity compliance with local jurisdiction capsules 2019 issues California Public Records Act medicinal and adult-use markets A-license and an M-license Cannabinoids Testing Retailer (Type 10) transportation THC levels cultivation commercial cannabis manufacturing Local Authorization three cannabis licensing authorities operating procedures storage of cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers inhalable cannabis security and cannabis waste disposal Arranging for 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engineer Microbusiness Transport vehicles alarm system inventory and quality control security Form # CDPH-9041 labels not be attractive A-licensees Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manufacturing practices manufacturers who package for other producers Distributor Transport Only Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 compliance with regulations Food-grade Butter/Oil loop system Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates public Licensee Lookup Tool Completed Temporary License Application Form annual license application LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Butane/Hexane/Propane packaging and labeling Financial Interest limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Temporary event up to 4 days protocol no infusion of nicotine meat and seafood, and other products carbohydrates and fat per serving alcoholic beverages 600 foot radius of a school limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package re-sealable local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations online licensing system California Department of Public Health Extractions using CO2 quality control CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Labor peace agreement manufacture cannabis products entry into the legal, regulated market Identifying information topicals Operating Procedures licensing scheme Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 manufacturing activities Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 2019 problems CDPH-9041 cannabis training Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) edible products secured area Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction authorization cannabis sales and/or consumption Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) extraction 2019 revisions shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company commercial cannabis manufacturing activity designated structure cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) opaque exit package loan provided 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Government period of 120 days periods of 90 days extensions Bond in the amount of $5,000 no infusion of alcohol Industrial Hemp Advisory Board access to the area(s) sales of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) surety bond cannabis cartoons licensed premises property for the commercial cannabis activity Manufacturing (non-volatile) Category II Residual Pesticides Testing CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) payable to the state of California amount of THC content Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business license review process ingredient list packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls at least 99% purity delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods concentrate shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Category I Residual Pesticides Testing sanitary and 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In addition, Microorganisms UID infused pre-rolls Extraction Specialty Indoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Pest Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Infusion Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Contact surface Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) M-license Allergen cross-contact Hazard Quarantine Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Package Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Outdoor cultivation Track and trace system products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Distribution Department Serving Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Small Outdoor Actual yield Pre-roll 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 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Premises Specialty Cottage Outdoor CBD Indoor cultivation Monitor Dried flower Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adult-use Market Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Track-and-trace systems THC Unique identifier Nonmanufactured cannabis product Canopy Immature plant Licensee MCSB 90-day extension periods Flowering Harvest Batch Type 12 (Microbusiness) Proposition 65 warning statement Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 adulteration Informational panel Theoretical yield Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Sanitize Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Adequate Nursery Labeling Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Cultivation Allergen Personnel Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Environmental pathogen CBD from industrial hemp Request for Live Scan Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Wet weight Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Ingredient Primary panel Raw material Kief Manufacture Batch Process list of cannabis manufacturers Edible cannabis product Nonvolatile solvent Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Processor Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Medium Outdoor Applicant cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Qualified individual THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Quality control personnel Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Topical cannabis product Pathogen Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Universal symbol Holding Validation gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Preventive controls Processing aid Type N – for infusions Adulterated Verification Type 10 (Retailer) Quality control operation infused butters and oils as concentrates Quality Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) DPH-17-010E Finished product Volatile solvent Mixed-light cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mature plant In-process material Small Indoor Net weight Watts per square foot Commercial cannabis activity Bureau track and trace system Limited-access area Product Identity Specialty Outdoor Processing Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 11 (Distributor) Manufacturer licensee package flower or pre-rolls Component Lot Cultivation site Medium Indoor alternate use of a manufacturing premises Cannabis product and more.


Last updated on July 12, 2019



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