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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 shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit sugar onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Bond and Insurance Information quality control local jurisdiction authorization consumption of alcohol or tobacco 600-foot radius of a school Business Information manufacturing cannabis products Completed Temporary License Application Form packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2019 revisions CDTFA seller’s permit transportation hang tag or a peel-back label security finished product 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market track and trace system meat and seafood, and other products Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2019 resolutions entry into the legal, regulated market Ethanol Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Premises Information Local Authorization 120 days Identifying information Edibles– Products Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles operating procedures licensed cannabis cultivators tinctures Microbusiness opaque exit package local jurisdiction Carbon Dioxide (CO2) three cannabis licensing authorities Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing inventory and quality control CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 100 mg of THC per package 2019 fines cannabis market list of artificial food colorings loan provided to a commercial cannabis business California Department of Public Health child-resistant packaging conducting quality assurance review re-sealable persons 21 years of age or older MCSB cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) MCSB’s temporary license application Physical address licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises carbohydrates and fat per serving Category II Residual Pesticides Testing product as a candy prohibited labeling activity for a period of 120 days testing methods commercial cannabis manufacturers onsite consumption of cannabis goods health impacts of cannabis no infusion of nicotine destruction of cannabis goods equity interest in a commercial cannabis business tamper-evident licensed cannabis distributors recordkeeping valid waiver Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) packaging and labeling requirements property for the commercial cannabis activity amount of THC content conditional license Local Authorization Attachment licensing scheme cannabis industries microbusinesses transporting cannabis goods supply chain manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Track and Trace vape cartridges basic nutritional information CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing topicals informational panel Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package manufacture cannabis products Foreign Material Testing Premises Diagram Local Jurisdictions The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Type S share facility space licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers sanitary workplaces medicinal and adult-use or both markets Cannabis Manufacturing sales of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories packaging 2019 important information ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation Labor peace agreement Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) edible products distributors Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Terpenoids Testing volatile solvent testing laboratories paper inserted into the packaging commercial cannabis manufacturing activity stickers certified by a California-licensed engineer Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis manufacturers 2019 regulations Mycotoxins Testing regulatory framework limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving transportation and security at least 99% purity Live Scans for each owner Category I Residual Pesticides Testing chain of custody Cannabinoids Testing licensing cannabis microbusinesses highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Temporary License Application Proposition 65 no infusion of alcohol extracts Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis training commercial cannabis products online licensing system local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations California Department of Public Health (CDPH) convicted of a substantially related crime shared-use manufacturing facilities Personnel Requirements Heavy Metals Testing loop system commercial cannabis manufacturing in California product guidelines some nutritional facts designated structure temporary license Proposed Section 40133 packaging and labeling Distributor transport exit packaging licensed premises 2019 laws CO2 and ethanol extractions Moisture Content Testing waste management laws Licensees THC levels shipping manifest compliance with regulations manufacturers who package for other producers Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) medicinal and adult-use markets amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package diagram of the business’s layout three state cannabis-licensing authorities payable to the state of California definition of owner 2019 proposed changes Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods annual license application medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Application Checklist A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands cannabis cultivation licensing testing lab cultivation Temporary Cannabis Event disposal and destruction methods dried flower Financial Interest A-license and an M-license infusion commercial kitchens Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act 2019 new laws Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 manufacturing activities Cultivation less than 10,000 secondary package premises diagram secured area Bond in the amount of $5,000 contaminants Retailer (Type 10) inventory inhalable cannabis waste disposal medicinal commercial cannabis activity unique ID/batch number Owner manned motor vehicle at least 20% ownership interest product formulation M-license final form Local Issuing Authority sampling standards hydrocarbon-based solvents structure and formation documents compliance with local jurisdiction Financial information commercial cannabis activity investment into a commercial cannabis business testing of cannabis goods regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis A-license licensing cannabis distributors aggregate interest of 20% or more edibles packaging opaque Licensee Lookup Tool protocol nonlaboratory quality control cannabis sales and/or consumption Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 transport cannabis goods to retailer regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California manufacturer's name exception for testing laboratories M-licensees Percentage of ownership commercial cannabis manufacturing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) 2019 updates Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) security and cannabis waste disposal 2019 issues evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises adult-use commercial cannabis activity Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Arranging for laboratory testing an officer or director of a cannabis business evidence of rehabilitation no added caffeine identity of the product storage of cannabis goods extraction labels not be attractive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Distributor Transport Only Operating Procedures ownership premises is not within a Government Food-grade Butter/Oil manufacturing practices The California Department of Public Health's Individual Owner Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products alcoholic beverages Criminal History laboratory quality assurance surety bond LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ingredient list Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing cannabis retailers member manager access to the area(s) good manufacturing practices 2019 recent news minimum standards for extraction processes Fingerprints manufacturing contaminant free Seller’s permit number transportation of cannabis goods supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products period of 120 days medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Temporary License Application Information cannabis cartoons retailers comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Business Organizational licensed physical location (premises) Premises diagram 2019 compliance delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods requiring refrigeration persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Form # CDPH-9041 2019 problems cannabis waste disposal cannabis adult-use products public Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis event organizer license MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH small product packaging cannabis plants 600 foot radius of a school Licensee Information CDPH-9041 Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates must enter certain events financial interest holder Transition Period public health and safety mandated warning statements The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) local jurisdiction’s requirements emergency regulations pre-made or purchased separate applications shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company primary panel requirements Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) sanitary and hazard-free environment workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control remove THC/CBD tobacco products capsules immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Manufacturing (non-volatile) Mechanical supplemental label written procedures for inventory control motor carrier permit government warning statement label Butane/Hexane/Propane highly-concentrated oils or waxes amount of sodium operating premises managing member potentially-hazardous foods Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Vehicle Requirements required limits Temporary event up to 4 days periods of 90 days extensions procedures for inventory control health claims Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control secondary packaging allergen information license review process state cannabis licensing disclosure of all criminal convictions CDPH-issued universal symbol A-licensees Extractions using CO2 child-resistant outer package concentrate California Public Records Act and more.

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


Last updated on April 23, 2019



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