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

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


Last updated on November 10, 2018



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