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

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


Last updated on August 15, 2019



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