Green Trusted
Cannabis Licensing
California Cannabis Compliance

Cannabis Consulting for Licensing Compliance - Business License Updates & Information


Since 2007*

Home | About | News | Cannabis Business License Compliance | Resources | Contact

News for Cannabis Business License Compliance in California



recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

For California Cannabis Business Licensing news and updates, check back here.

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


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

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


Last updated on July 13, 2020



*Note: Year domain name registered
All Rights Reserved