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Resources for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California

recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

Bureau of Cannabis Control
Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing
California Cannabis Consultants
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis

This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Application Checklist local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Cannabis Manufacturing Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 primary panel requirements license review process Licensee Lookup Tool conducting quality assurance review commercial cannabis manufacturing activity A-license contaminant free The California Department of Public Health's Arranging for laboratory testing requiring refrigeration Foreign Material Testing disposal cannabis cultivation licensing Financial Interest compliance with local jurisdiction volatile solvent packaging capsules compliance with regulations child-resistant outer package Mycotoxins Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) operating procedures infusion Category II Residual Pesticides Testing at least 99% purity periods of 90 days extensions allergen information medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing tobacco products BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 100 mg of THC per package Operating Procedures sugar Premises Information A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity vape cartridges Water/Food-grade Dry Ice hydrocarbon-based solvents written procedures for inventory control Transport vehicles alarm system aggregate interest of 20% or more product formulation packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls track and trace system tamper-evident LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises 120 days temporary license manned motor vehicle Form # CDPH-9041 2019 regulations Cannabinoids Testing security immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery separate applications Type S share facility space sanitary workplaces Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates cultivation cannabis industries Food-grade Butter/Oil secured area Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act good manufacturing practices adult-use 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of the licensed premises no added caffeine commercial kitchens entry into the legal, regulated market disclosure of all criminal convictions pre-made or purchased Cultivation less than 10,000 identity of the product Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application Retailer (nonstorefront) definition of owner no infusion of alcohol Premises Diagram Terpenoids Testing California Public Records Act equity interest in a commercial cannabis business secondary package 600-foot radius of a school 2019 important information licensed cannabis distributors list of artificial food colorings manufacturing cannabis products transportation and security protocol conditional license retailers CO2 and ethanol extractions stickers at least 20% ownership interest cannabis sales and/or consumption shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company manufacturer's name Live Scans for each owner minimum standards for extraction 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M-license Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 topicals Retailer (Type 10) The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) persons 21 years of age or older Butane/Hexane/Propane Temporary event up to 4 days M-license shipping manifest online licensing system must enter certain events Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) chain of custody waste disposal testing laboratories regulatory framework licensing cannabis distributors Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package 2019 updates supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products microbusinesses amount of sodium re-sealable secondary packaging testing of cannabis goods Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing packaging and labeling requirements commercial cannabis manufacturing in California access to the area(s) public health and safety Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Licensee Information product guidelines evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Financial information Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch edibles packaging opaque cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) diagram of the business’s layout THC levels California Department of Public Health health claims Bond and Insurance Information transportation local jurisdiction authorization 600 foot radius of a school Transition Period Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin payable to the state of California regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Proposition 65 cannabis market premises diagram CDPH-issued universal symbol Category I Residual Pesticides Testing evidence of rehabilitation licensing cannabis retailers Identifying information manufacturing activities Heavy Metals Testing transport 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In addition, alternate use of a manufacturing premises Validation In-process material Environmental pathogen Cultivation site Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Sanitize Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) M-license Cultivation Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Harvest Batch Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Department Quality control personnel Product Identity Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Holding Manufacturer licensee Volatile solvent Verification THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Request for Live Scan Specialty Outdoor Type P – for packaging and labeling only Quarantine MCSB 90-day extension periods Universal symbol Premises Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) list of cannabis manufacturers Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Pathogen Labeling cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Adequate UID Proposition 65 warning statement Microorganisms Finished product Serving Medium Outdoor Kief Licensee Mixed-light Tier 1 Pre-roll Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Qualified individual Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 adulteration Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 10 (Retailer) Dried flower Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Track and trace system Component Type N – for infusions Edible cannabis product Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Allergen cross-contact Quality control operation gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Lot Pest Personnel Process Net weight package flower or pre-rolls Watts per square foot Actual yield Extraction Nursery Batch Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Mature plant Commercial cannabis activity Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Manufacture Package Theoretical yield Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Informational panel Infusion Distribution Ingredient Processing CBD from industrial hemp Nonvolatile solvent Bureau Processor Primary panel Preventive controls Mixed-light Tier 2 Limited-access area Applicant Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Cannabis product Quality Track-and-trace systems Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock cannabis concentrates Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Hazard Monitor infused pre-rolls Raw material Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) track and trace system Specialty Indoor CBD Indoor cultivation Nonmanufactured cannabis product Flowering Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Unique identifier Contact surface Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Immature plant Outdoor cultivation Adult-use Market Small Outdoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Allergen Small Indoor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Wet weight Topical cannabis product Processing aid Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Canopy DPH-17-010E infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) 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 Indoor THC Adulterated Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Mixed-light cultivation and more.

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