Eco Certified - Green Trusted
Cannabis Licensing
California Cannabis Compliance

Cannabis Consulting for Licensing Compliance - Business License Updates & Information


Since 2007*

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

Cannabis Consulting and Publications - Business License Updates & Information



recent california business licensing news and updates This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding commercial kitchens evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises commercial cannabis manufacturing written procedures for inventory control immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery pre-made or purchased health impacts of cannabis labels not be attractive Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products cannabis cartoons remove THC/CBD packaging and labeling finished product Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale California Public Records Act concentrate track and trace system list of artificial food colorings M-license commercial cannabis products security CDTFA seller’s permit Owner Edibles– Products cultivation Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturing practices workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control designated structure Distributor Transport Only medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Temporary event up to 4 days final form shared-use manufacturing facilities Local Authorization exit packaging child-resistant packaging 2021 recent news Labor peace agreement 2021 revisions Application Checklist licensed physical location (premises) Financial information Heavy Metals Testing extraction managing member Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates testing methods medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing edible products Premises diagram waste management laws sanitary workplaces Licensee Lookup Tool infusion sugar disposal Bond and Insurance Information separate applications Butane/Hexane/Propane cannabis training licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises good manufacturing practices requiring refrigeration Local Jurisdictions Manufacturing (non-volatile) must enter certain events loan provided to a commercial cannabis business opaque exit package child-resistant outer package Category II Residual Pesticides Testing The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) cannabis industries Microbusiness motor carrier permit commercial cannabis activity A-licensees Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis market manufacture cannabis products Premises Diagram 2021 resolutions microbusinesses testing laboratories product as a candy prohibited manufacturers who package for other producers Premises Information shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit surety bond Temporary License Application Information online licensing system commercial cannabis manufacturing in California valid waiver property for the commercial cannabis activity LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2021 issues limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package testing lab licensing cannabis microbusinesses Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) manned motor vehicle disposal and destruction methods carbohydrates and fat per serving Ethanol compliance with regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) labeling inventory sales of cannabis goods commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis event organizer license supply chain onsite consumption of cannabis goods MCSB operating premises health claims packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Temporary License Application evidence of rehabilitation Industrial Hemp Advisory Board packaging and labeling requirements tobacco products Cannabis Manufacturing Transport vehicles alarm system 2021 fines regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California testing of cannabis goods three state cannabis-licensing authorities 2021 new laws Live Scans for each owner Proposed Section 40133 Personnel Requirements Identifying information transportation 120 days onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods waste disposal persons 21 years of age or older local jurisdiction Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch unique ID/batch number Completed Temporary License Application Form period of 120 days Water/Food-grade Dry Ice local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations regulatory framework cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Bond in the amount of $5,000 ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation public health and safety access to the area(s) 2021 updates Food-grade Butter/Oil transportation of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) at least 99% purity capsules supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) compliance with local jurisdiction packaging extracts Criminal History Cannabinoids Testing public Licensee Lookup Tool CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing investment into a commercial cannabis business conducting quality assurance review Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2021 regulations Transition Period Seller’s permit number allergen information 100 mg of THC per package regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Business Organizational licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers no added caffeine potentially-hazardous foods diagram of the business’s layout A-license and an M-license ingredient list hydrocarbon-based solvents no infusion of nicotine medicinal and adult-use markets quality control cannabis plants temporary license medicinal commercial cannabis activity stickers transport cannabis goods to retailer government warning statement label supplemental label amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods tinctures Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Operating Procedures California Department of Public Health (CDPH) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands M-licensees Fingerprints Retailer (Type 10) basic nutritional information operating procedures limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving no infusion of alcohol edibles packaging opaque Track and Trace Arranging for laboratory testing Cultivation less than 10,000 transportation and security 2021 proposed changes amount of THC content topicals shipping manifest Percentage of ownership Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act manufacturing annual license application conditional license Licensees procedures for inventory control mandated warning statements The California Department of Public Health's local jurisdiction authorization exception for testing laboratories Type S share facility space inhalable cannabis 2021 laws 600-foot radius of a school Extractions using CO2 tamper-evident CDPH-9041 alcoholic beverages Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Mechanical re-sealable licensed premises 600 foot radius of a school Category I Residual Pesticides Testing small product packaging THC levels vape cartridges informational panel financial interest holder at least 20% ownership interest primary panel requirements activity for a period of 120 days 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Individual Owner Local Issuing Authority Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Physical address 2021 important information premises diagram paper inserted into the packaging protocol medicinal and adult-use or both markets BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL destruction of cannabis goods hang tag or a peel-back label sampling standards 2021 compliance secondary packaging certified by a California-licensed engineer consumption of alcohol or tobacco highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin local jurisdiction’s requirements convicted of a substantially related crime laboratory quality assurance transporting cannabis goods retailers secured area persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business aggregate interest of 20% or more manufacturing cannabis products cannabis cultivation licensing Business Information distributors Moisture Content Testing highly-concentrated oils or waxes recordkeeping Temporary Cannabis Event state cannabis licensing MCSB’s temporary license application chain of custody Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division product guidelines CO2 and ethanol extractions A-license Form # CDPH-9041 periods of 90 days extensions secondary package CDPH-issued universal symbol Vehicle Requirements licensed cannabis manufacturers inventory and quality control three cannabis licensing authorities volatile solvent Foreign Material Testing licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises payable to the state of California some nutritional facts identity of the product dried flower Mycotoxins Testing cannabis sales and/or consumption Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Proposition 65 contaminant free security and cannabis waste disposal definition of owner comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Licensee Information manufacturing activities the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) required limits Retailer (nonstorefront) nonlaboratory quality control CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL disclosure of all criminal convictions minimum standards for extraction processes 2021 problems Terpenoids Testing contaminants member manager Financial Interest adult-use commercial cannabis activity amount of sodium cannabis adult-use products California Department of Public Health Local Authorization Attachment an officer or director of a cannabis business emergency regulations entry into the legal, regulated market licensing scheme product formulation license review process licensed cannabis distributors equity interest in a commercial cannabis business loop system Carbon Dioxide (CO2) licensed cannabis cultivators licensing cannabis retailers ownership premises is not within a Government Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturer's name manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensing cannabis distributors sanitary and hazard-free environment storage of cannabis goods cannabis waste commercial cannabis manufacturing activity delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Distributor transport structure and formation documents meat and seafood, and other products and more.

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

Check back here for updates.


Last updated on April 16, 2021



*Note: Year domain name registered
All Rights Reserved