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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 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2020 laws supplemental label public health and safety Live Scans for each owner transporting cannabis goods MCSB licensing cannabis distributors CDPH-9041 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing opaque exit package evidence of rehabilitation exit packaging waste management laws the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) Butane/Hexane/Propane A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity must enter certain events Licensee Lookup Tool Temporary License Application Information compliance with local jurisdiction persons 21 years of age or older The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing entry into the legal, regulated market Form # CDPH-9041 testing methods disposal and destruction methods medicinal and adult-use markets delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods labeling disposal contaminant free Bond and Insurance Information conditional license 2020 revisions Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Arranging for laboratory testing Terpenoids Testing licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers manufacturing activities Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act sanitary workplaces Bond in the amount of $5,000 2020 updates Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing packaging and labeling requirements Foreign Material Testing microbusinesses child-resistant outer package capsules Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package licensing scheme unique ID/batch number packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Mycotoxins Testing topicals minimum standards for extraction processes Retailer (nonstorefront) A-license security and cannabis waste disposal limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Seller’s permit number state cannabis licensing Local Authorization Attachment pre-made or purchased Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch recordkeeping valid waiver cannabis training Category I Residual Pesticides Testing cannabis cartoons 2020 regulations premises diagram loan provided to a commercial cannabis business no infusion of nicotine tamper-evident alcoholic beverages payable to the state of California tobacco products Water/Food-grade Dry Ice BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL property for the commercial cannabis activity primary panel requirements commercial cannabis manufacturers Food-grade Butter/Oil transportation equity interest in a commercial cannabis business health claims The California Department of Public Health's M-license 2020 resolutions three cannabis licensing authorities Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 retailers protocol licensed physical location (premises) small product packaging access to the area(s) 2020 recent news 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis distributors compliance with regulations sales of cannabis goods at least 99% purity designated structure A-licensees commercial cannabis products labels not be attractive quality control chain of custody paper inserted into the packaging storage of cannabis goods onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods required limits Percentage of ownership concentrate separate applications stickers Retailer (Type 10) emergency regulations local jurisdiction authorization Heavy Metals Testing cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company annual license application security Operating Procedures Cultivation less than 10,000 Track and Trace shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit inventory and quality control operating procedures Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Temporary License Application cannabis industries Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles procedures for inventory control manned motor vehicle medicinal and adult-use or both markets structure and formation documents definition of owner Business Organizational contaminants secondary package licensed cannabis distributors managing member potentially-hazardous foods basic nutritional information Vehicle Requirements ingredient list medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal commercial cannabis activity comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Criminal History edible products Licensee Information mandated warning statements inhalable cannabis licensing cannabis microbusinesses secured area Type S share facility space 2020 problems loop system CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary event up to 4 days supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturing in California disclosure of all criminal convictions Local Authorization allergen information consumption of alcohol or tobacco Manufacturing (non-volatile) licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises at least 20% ownership interest amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package CDTFA seller’s permit re-sealable extracts convicted of a substantially related crime licensed cannabis cultivators infusion Ethanol Identifying information Individual Owner manufacturing cannabis products Personnel Requirements license review process testing lab periods of 90 days extensions Premises Information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) cannabis event organizer license The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) transportation and security MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH certified by a California-licensed engineer Cannabis Manufacturing LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS shipping manifest 600-foot radius of a school Labor peace agreement supply chain 2020 fines Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) laboratory quality assurance evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch 2020 new laws period of 120 days Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing cannabis waste track and trace system Extractions using CO2 cultivation local jurisdiction informational panel Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) some nutritional facts an officer or director of a cannabis business Temporary Cannabis Event no added caffeine A-license and an M-license sampling standards finished product no infusion of alcohol Local Issuing Authority nonlaboratory quality control commercial kitchens California Public Records Act Distributor Transport Only M-licensees dried flower regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California health impacts of cannabis Category II Residual Pesticides Testing activity for a period of 120 days commercial cannabis manufacturing written procedures for inventory control manufacturer's name ownership premises is not within a Government CO2 and ethanol extractions commercial cannabis activity Proposed Section 40133 transportation of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products motor carrier permit carbohydrates and fat per serving Fingerprints cannabis adult-use products THC levels Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) member manager cannabis plants meat and seafood, and other products ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation identity of the product Premises diagram Financial information product formulation Licensees Transport vehicles alarm system manufacturing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) regulatory framework surety bond commercial cannabis manufacturing activity workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control exception for testing laboratories public Licensee Lookup Tool financial interest holder testing laboratories local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations amount of sodium California Department of Public Health Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division adult-use commercial cannabis activity MCSB’s temporary license application destruction of cannabis goods operating premises Owner online licensing system licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories sugar licensed premises cannabis sales and/or consumption Transition Period Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 600 foot radius of a school product as a candy prohibited tinctures aggregate interest of 20% or more testing of cannabis goods secondary packaging temporary license 2020 important information packaging and labeling government warning statement label hydrocarbon-based solvents licensing cannabis retailers 2020 proposed changes highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Industrial Hemp Advisory Board waste disposal manufacturing practices highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2020 issues Distributor transport Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods vape cartridges 100 mg of THC per package onsite consumption of cannabis goods Moisture Content Testing child-resistant packaging Edibles– Products Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products final form local jurisdiction’s requirements purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands conducting quality assurance review 2020 compliance manufacturers who package for other producers extraction good manufacturing practices Application Checklist shared-use manufacturing facilities sanitary and hazard-free environment Mechanical requiring refrigeration cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) investment into a commercial cannabis business packaging remove THC/CBD Completed Temporary License Application Form Physical address CDPH-issued universal symbol Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) list of artificial food colorings edibles packaging opaque transport cannabis goods to retailer Business Information hang tag or a peel-back label inventory product guidelines amount of THC content 120 days diagram of the business’s layout Local Jurisdictions volatile solvent three state cannabis-licensing authorities scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Premises Diagram Proposition 65 Microbusiness Cannabinoids Testing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis market licensed cannabis manufacturers Financial Interest and more.

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


Last updated on January 24, 2020



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