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

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


Last updated on April 23, 2018



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