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

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


Last updated on September 19, 2020



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