California Cannabis Licensing Advice
California Cannabis Compliance

California Cannabis Advice


Since 1998*

Home | About | News | Cannabis Business License Compliance | Resources | Contact

Cannabis Business License Compliance in California



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 Proposed Section 40133 allergen information Local Jurisdictions cannabis industries stickers regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California pre-made or purchased quality control Temporary Cannabis Event remove THC/CBD Fingerprints Water/Food-grade Dry Ice exception for testing laboratories edible products Physical address supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 600 foot radius of a school workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) vape cartridges 2020 recent news concentrate public Licensee Lookup Tool local jurisdiction medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) laboratory quality assurance Manufacturing (non-volatile) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division A-license Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Business Organizational commercial cannabis manufacturing activity activity for a period of 120 days Individual Owner managing member primary panel requirements tobacco products period of 120 days manufacturers who package for other producers edibles packaging opaque Mycotoxins Testing medicinal commercial cannabis activity finished product ingredient list list of artificial food colorings 2020 regulations state cannabis licensing aggregate interest of 20% or more consumption of alcohol or tobacco Premises Information dried flower disposal and destruction methods sanitary workplaces Licensees amount of sodium labels not be attractive Percentage of ownership minimum standards for extraction processes commercial cannabis manufacturing testing methods Distributor transport Track and Trace written procedures for inventory control packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls government warning statement label operating procedures Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Mechanical Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 extracts Industrial Hemp Advisory Board secondary packaging 2020 revisions re-sealable Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Owner cannabis cartoons Foreign Material Testing M-licensees waste disposal shared-use manufacturing facilities three state cannabis-licensing authorities chain of custody compliance with regulations 2020 proposed changes annual license application Cultivation less than 10,000 an officer or director of a cannabis business definition of owner certified by a California-licensed engineer Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Bond in the amount of $5,000 commercial cannabis manufacturers three cannabis licensing authorities local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS hydrocarbon-based solvents licensing cannabis retailers packaging Application Checklist secured area MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH MCSB’s temporary license application inhalable cannabis final form Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch labeling investment into a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis distributors cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis adult-use products Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Food-grade Butter/Oil health impacts of cannabis The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) evidence of rehabilitation Microbusiness Transition Period 2020 updates shipping manifest licensing scheme packaging and labeling emergency regulations Seller’s permit number supplemental label diagram of the business’s layout Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 opaque exit package persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Transport vehicles alarm system Local Authorization Attachment extraction supply chain Licensee Lookup Tool Proposition 65 track and trace system distributors CDTFA seller’s permit Live Scans for each owner Distributor Transport Only licensing cannabis distributors California Department of Public Health (CDPH) waste management laws convicted of a substantially related crime some nutritional facts 100 mg of THC per package commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing contaminants Temporary License Application Information payable to the state of California destruction of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products secondary package Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing license review process California Department of Public Health tamper-evident Heavy Metals Testing 2020 compliance Cannabis Manufacturing Bond and Insurance Information 2020 important information protocol manufacturer's name amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package security and cannabis waste disposal onsite consumption of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) product guidelines transportation and security THC levels child-resistant packaging conducting quality assurance review immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery medicinal and adult-use markets limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package transportation of cannabis goods licensed cannabis manufacturers A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Financial Interest Labor peace agreement 2020 new laws packaging and labeling requirements compliance with local jurisdiction conditional license LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS sampling standards access to the area(s) Form # CDPH-9041 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) manufacturing A-licensees sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis market Financial information alcoholic beverages manned motor vehicle licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises tinctures California Public Records Act licensing cannabis microbusinesses microbusinesses evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises transportation operating premises Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Local Issuing Authority financial interest holder shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis event organizer license Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch security Premises diagram local jurisdiction’s requirements CDPH-issued universal symbol volatile solvent Temporary event up to 4 days licensed cannabis cultivators cannabis plants cannabis waste Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) identity of the product Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 inventory and quality control must enter certain events The California Department of Public Health's procedures for inventory control Ethanol Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Temporary License Application comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Personnel Requirements potentially-hazardous foods 2020 fines limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2020 resolutions amount of THC content valid waiver basic nutritional information loop system persons 21 years of age or older adult-use commercial cannabis activity recordkeeping onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles designated structure requiring refrigeration Edibles– Products Carbon Dioxide (CO2) premises diagram cannabis training Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods no infusion of alcohol at least 99% purity transporting cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions separate applications structure and formation documents infusion regulatory framework unique ID/batch number Butane/Hexane/Propane hang tag or a peel-back label disposal 600-foot radius of a school member manager Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Retailer (Type 10) cannabis cultivation licensing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Business Information Arranging for laboratory testing no added caffeine Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) required limits no infusion of nicotine commercial cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) exit packaging Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) at least 20% ownership interest nonlaboratory quality control meat and seafood, and other products 2020 laws CO2 and ethanol extractions ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation highly-concentrated oils or waxes manufacturing activities cannabis sales and/or consumption cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale ownership premises is not within a Government manufacturing practices product as a candy prohibited capsules retailers public health and safety Local Authorization topicals loan provided to a commercial cannabis business sugar motor carrier permit surety bond CDPH-9041 M-license transport cannabis goods to retailer small product packaging testing lab 2020 problems sales of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements temporary license contaminant free cultivation 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market A-license and an M-license commercial kitchens testing laboratories testing of cannabis goods licensed premises Cannabinoids Testing informational panel Moisture Content Testing medicinal and adult-use or both markets child-resistant outer package good manufacturing practices licensed physical location (premises) online licensing system Operating Procedures shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company 120 days delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Terpenoids Testing MCSB local jurisdiction authorization CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacture cannabis products Premises Diagram Criminal History regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis storage of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving manufacturing cannabis products equity interest in a commercial cannabis business product formulation inventory purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands entry into the legal, regulated market Retailer (nonstorefront) Extractions using CO2 Type S share facility space health claims mandated warning statements commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Completed Temporary License Application Form disclosure of all criminal convictions Identifying information BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL paper inserted into the packaging Licensee Information 2020 issues and more.

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


Last updated on April 5, 2020



*Note: Year domain name registered
All Rights Reserved