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

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


Last updated on December 8, 2018



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