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

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


Last updated on October 12, 2019



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