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

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


Last updated on September 14, 2019



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