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

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


Last updated on October 20, 2019



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