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

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


Last updated on April 23, 2019



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