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

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


Last updated on May 17, 2018



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