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

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


Last updated on July 15, 2019



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