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

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


Last updated on November 9, 2019



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