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

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


Last updated on November 18, 2019



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