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

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


Last updated on September 19, 2018



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