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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 requiring refrigeration licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises CDTFA seller’s permit Vehicle Requirements chain of custody evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises procedures for inventory control cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) financial interest holder manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) manufacturing practices Category II Residual Pesticides Testing contaminant free licensed cannabis cultivators recordkeeping Local Authorization opaque exit package final form disclosure of all criminal convictions alcoholic beverages MCSB’s temporary license application motor carrier permit Physical address shipping manifest convicted of a substantially related crime Completed Temporary License Application Form the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements testing lab transport cannabis goods to retailer finished product 2018 fines 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market certified by a California-licensed engineer Retailer (Type 10) cannabis market THC levels commercial cannabis manufacturers aggregate interest of 20% or more allergen information The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Business Organizational licensing cannabis retailers compliance with local jurisdiction commercial cannabis products MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH sanitary workplaces 2018 important information small product packaging microbusinesses equity interest in a commercial cannabis business persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Transition Period Carbon Dioxide (CO2) secondary packaging Type S share facility space cannabis cultivation licensing at least 99% purity commercial cannabis activity Edibles– Products Personnel Requirements Transport vehicles alarm system period of 120 days Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 three cannabis licensing authorities mandated warning statements state cannabis licensing Licensee Lookup Tool exit packaging activity for a period of 120 days structure and formation documents infusion California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensed cannabis manufacturers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Extractions using CO2 product guidelines Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands topicals workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) regulatory framework Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing designated structure nonlaboratory quality control Form # CDPH-9041 stickers extracts Premises Diagram inventory operating procedures Premises Information Moisture Content Testing M-licensees Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) A-license Identifying information informational panel 2018 updates waste management laws three state cannabis-licensing authorities Seller’s permit number Operating Procedures written procedures for inventory control conditional license at least 20% ownership interest Temporary License Application surety bond licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Mycotoxins Testing 2018 issues limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving member manager Distributor Transport Only cannabis training Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control shared-use manufacturing facilities Industrial Hemp Advisory Board inventory and quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing persons 21 years of age or older Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch track and trace system manufacturers who package for other producers public Licensee Lookup Tool Criminal History delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods tamper-evident Arranging for laboratory testing testing laboratories destruction of cannabis goods tobacco products commercial cannabis manufacturing in California transportation of cannabis goods 2018 regulations Cannabis Manufacturing 2018 resolutions public health and safety valid waiver California Department of Public Health compliance with regulations no infusion of alcohol A-licensees access to the area(s) Butane/Hexane/Propane MCSB Local Authorization Attachment quality control sales of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 100 mg of THC per package regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis adult-use commercial cannabis activity some nutritional facts no infusion of nicotine The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Live Scans for each owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch protocol ingredient list evidence of rehabilitation laboratory quality assurance child-resistant packaging manufacturing cannabis products Licensee Information 2018 revisions Labor peace agreement 600 foot radius of a school 2018 new laws hang tag or a peel-back label Terpenoids Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity temporary license operating premises Temporary License Application Information primary panel requirements medicinal commercial cannabis activity Microbusiness premises diagram Temporary event up to 4 days CDPH-issued universal symbol diagram of the business’s layout packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises manufacture cannabis products required limits licensing cannabis distributors regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Distributor transport Cannabinoids Testing cannabis industries local jurisdiction licensing cannabis microbusinesses Retailer (nonstorefront) basic nutritional information medicinal and adult-use markets cannabis event organizer license shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit licensing scheme Foreign Material Testing re-sealable cannabis adult-use products packaging and labeling requirements government warning statement label Mechanical supply chain labels not be attractive investment into a commercial cannabis business Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 local jurisdiction authorization ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Local Issuing Authority manufacturer's name concentrate highly-concentrated oils or waxes managing member transportation and security edible products licensed cannabis distributors good manufacturing practices amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Proposition 65 vape cartridges 2018 compliance Financial Interest storage of cannabis goods Application Checklist cultivation Heavy Metals Testing conducting quality assurance review licensed physical location (premises) no added caffeine online licensing system sampling standards payable to the state of California transporting cannabis goods BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL contaminants Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) secondary package amount of sodium testing methods waste disposal secured area CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL cannabis plants local jurisdiction’s requirements extraction Manufacturing (non-volatile) manufacturing The California Department of Public Health's M-license cannabis sales and/or consumption immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers volatile solvent annual license application commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Individual Owner Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) minimum standards for extraction processes A-license and an M-license 600-foot radius of a school tinctures Bond in the amount of $5,000 must enter certain events sugar cannabis waste Cultivation less than 10,000 Fingerprints medicinal and adult-use or both markets A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity distributors health claims meat and seafood, and other products 2018 laws Percentage of ownership dried flower Category I Residual Pesticides Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Business Information Owner Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods commercial kitchens CDPH-9041 sanitary and hazard-free environment amount of THC content potentially-hazardous foods California Public Records Act Financial information disposal local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations disposal and destruction methods health impacts of cannabis CO2 and ethanol extractions Food-grade Butter/Oil Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division manned motor vehicle exception for testing laboratories ownership premises is not within a Government edibles packaging opaque Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products manufacturing activities highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale loop system Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 supplemental label CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing labeling Temporary Cannabis Event Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) product as a candy prohibited cannabis cartoons child-resistant outer package ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation inhalable cannabis Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing periods of 90 days extensions Track and Trace packaging and labeling retailers loan provided to a commercial cannabis business packaging remove THC/CBD carbohydrates and fat per serving 2018 problems transportation Licensees hydrocarbon-based solvents security and cannabis waste disposal Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods security 2018 proposed changes Ethanol Local Jurisdictions unique ID/batch number product formulation Premises diagram emergency regulations testing of cannabis goods identity of the product consumption of alcohol or tobacco list of artificial food colorings supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products 2018 recent news Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles separate applications Proposed Section 40133 onsite consumption of cannabis goods definition of owner license review process Bond and Insurance Information entry into the legal, regulated market capsules paper inserted into the packaging licensed premises pre-made or purchased an officer or director of a cannabis business 120 days medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package and more.

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


Last updated on April 23, 2018



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