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

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


Last updated on August 20, 2019



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