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

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


Last updated on April 16, 2019



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