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

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


Last updated on December 9, 2019



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