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

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


Last updated on February 16, 2019



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